RE: Beta documentation quality

Subject: RE: Beta documentation quality
From: "Michael Herman \(Parallelspace\)" <mwherman -at- parallelspace -dot- net>
To: <p -dot- vuncanon -at- att -dot- net>, <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Mon, 5 Apr 2010 22:36:50 -0400

The quality goals for the beta version of the documentation depends on the
business, marketing and technical goals of the beta program for this
particular product release ...as well as the type of and audience for the
product. That is, there isn't as simple generalization.

Michael Herman (Toronto)


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Subject: Beta documentation quality

Does anyone out there have a list of criteria they adhere to for
beta-quality documentation?

Some tech pub folks say that beta doc is merely a snapshot of the
documentation as it stands at the beta release timeframe. Others say that
as long as you have a Beta watermark on the beta doc than you should be
covered. I was curious if there's a more rigorous set of criteria that
anyone uses to decide if their doc is beta quality or not. Thanks.
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