Tuesday Apr 21, 2009

DSC 4.3.1 deployed

Docs.sun.com release 4.3.1 has been deployed about 3 weeks ago. It took me some time to test the 3 newly support languages: Hungarian, Dutch and Polish.

See the key deliverables for this release:

1) Support publications and display for Hungarian, Dutch and Polish books.

2) Publication of Rich Media contents.

3) Return of the Search within Collection function.

4) Added API method to return product nodes & UUIDs for a specified collection or book.

5) Publication CLI to ask for confirmation when doing assignments to products already have contents to ensure no accidental overwritten of existing assignments.

6) Add product names to RSS feed links to make it clear to users what product feeds they are selecting.

Wednesday Feb 25, 2009

Localized docs.sun.com

Last Dec. DSC had Language selection controls and available on any page. But the localized content was not ready at that time, e.g.the Simplified Chinese page will show Traditional Chinese. Later, all selections went to English page. Today I checked the page and found all selections work very well. It provide us more friendly interface when we searching document on it. Check it out.

Friday Nov 30, 2007

The docs.sun.com BLOG

After more and more community, wiki page and personal blogs live on the internet, to discussing the Sun products and technology, we do believe this is the win-win situation for both Sun and our partner. Now blog for docs.sun.com is ready! http://blogs.sun.com/dsc

What this blog is: A place to find out the latest news and work going on to improve docs.sun.com. It's a place for you to let us know what you think of docs.sun.com and where you'd like to see it go in the future.

What this blog is not: A place to post site feedback reporting bugs or broken links, nor questions or problems about specific documents. To do this, please go to our Send Comments page.

Thursday Oct 25, 2007

New PDF download server for docs.sun.com

If you happened to download pdf book from docs.sun.com these days, you may find you can't use FTP protocol as before. Yes, new server dlc.sun.com replaced original one docs-pdf.sun.com to server all pdf on docs.sun.com and no longer support FTP download.

All your bookmarks to docs-pdf.sun will automatically redirect to dlc.sun. 

Monday Oct 08, 2007

2 news about docs.sun.com

docs.sun.com 4.2.4 was released on Sep 28. In this release, a few bugs have been fixed and Fast Search Indexing feature has been implemented. That means you can get the latest books faster than before by searching function.

Oct 1st, the Sun Hardware Documentation Site "SunDocs" consolidation with docs.sun.com was complete. From now on, you can find all software & hardware documentations at single site: docs.sun.com.

Wednesday Aug 22, 2007

Kaizen on docs.sun.com

New version of docs.sun.com is released today. The official Release Note said: in this release, there are a number of bug fixes and new features that help docs.sun.com content more effective with web serarching technologies, as well as assist in the migration of the current SunDocs content.

To me, not so much updates or changes I can feel from this release. But I am sure large amounts of works have been done by the docs.sun.com engineering team. To provide the best service & support to our customer and partner is always one of our goal. Just like the word we talk everyday: Kaizen - keep improving!

Tuesday Jul 17, 2007

Search Capabilities Improved on docs.sun.com

Today the docs.sun.com engineering team has migrated its search capabilities from the existing search mechanism to the .Sun search standard - Sun Search.

The benefit of this move is:

  • Customers will now experience the same highly relevant results that are available on many other Sun web sites and applications, translating to an overall better user experience. 

To help provide a smooth transition to the new search functionality see the "New Search Methodology" on "What's new":

    --> http://docs.sun.com/source/DSCHelp/p2.html

For me the most exciting thing about the improvement is DSC support multi-byte words or phrases search in this new 4.2.2 release.

Tip: Don't forget to switch to your local before you search non-English words.

Tuesday Jul 10, 2007

Improvement on docs.sun.com

Today the docs.sun.com engineering team has changed its infrastructure to a new environment.
The benefits of this move are:

- Performance Increase:  This change will greatly benefit users who have been frustrated with the time it takes to browse to documents on the site.

- Improved Reliability / Sustainability:  Now the site is in a stable environment and will be more reliable for our customers.

Wednesday May 30, 2007

Why we blog?

More and more Suner start to create their blogs to share information to other people. Before I created my blog, I asked a question to myself " Why do I blog?"

• To share personal information and feeling to others? It's OK.
• To track working / living record? Maybe.
• To share Sun (others) technology within / outside SMI? Yes, some of them.
• To build a bridge between Sun and worldwide user? - I created my blog.

I wrote a blog about new UI of docs.sun.com was released early last week and got 1 comment, actually it's complaint. 3 days after the comment I found Sun engineers discussing the possible changes to docs.sun.com within dsc alias. I am so happy with that. I know it's 99.99% possibility that there is no relation between my blog and changes discussing, but the most important thing is we found the blog is also a way to improve our company.


Yu Aaron Cheng


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