All of the MySQL documentation is written in-house, by a team of full-time technical writers. They include:
All of the documentation is written in DocBook XML and then
processed by various open-source tools, and custom in-house written
utilities, into the various output formats. If you want to understand
how most of these systems work, please visit the MySQL Guide to Documentation.
You can download the documentation toolset here. It contains a set of DocBook XML file templates in the
proto-doc directory that you can use to create and build your own documentation.
Some basic statistics and information about the documentation (November 2009):
For more information about our documentation, systems, and build processes, please use the MySQL Contact and Questions form.