Results of the latest documentation audit, June 2011

Scott Garman <scott.a.garman@...>


As a data point for where we stand in ensuring our packages are producing documentation, I have some scripts which build all recipes (using the output of bitbake -s, not world), and then check that a -doc package is generated which is populated with files.

A summary of the results using yesterday's master are as follows:

584 recipes in total
307 recipes are building documentation
277 recipes are not building documentation

20 recipes did not build, and are counted above as "not building documentation"

It's the impression of Saul and I that some of the recipes which do not build are failing due to dependency issues. In this case, it's generally not from a missing dependency, but having another recipe built first which then gets picked up (e.g, during do_configure) and causes a build failure.

For comparison, here were the results from last month (May 6th):

591 recipes in total
308 recipes are building documentation
283 recipes are not building documentation

31 recipes did not build

The lists of recipes are attached to this email. We'd like to improve the percentage of recipes that produce documentation (separated into -doc packages, of course) for our next major release in October.

Our userspace recipe maintainers should look into setting aside some time to know which of their recipes are in the "not building documentation" list and work to improve them. A lot of this is likely to be low-hanging fruit.



Scott Garman
Embedded Linux Engineer - Yocto Project
Intel Open Source Technology Center

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