DragonFly docs List (threaded) for 2004-11
Re: Wiki-fying docs
-On [20041129 05:52], Justin C. Sherrill (justin@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx) wrote:
>I've noticed that there's been a number of people who have wanted to
>contribute to docs, but the process of installing the doc-proj port and
>all its dependencies, plus talking SGML, plus building it, is forming a
>sort of barrier to entry. I think I'm the only poor soul that's done it.
I have totally switched to XML in favour of SGML. Much better for one's
>I was thinking we could copy the existing docs into a Wiki, and see how
>contributions change from there. Mashing wiki changes back into CVS may
>be less laborious than putting other people through the docproj wringer.
>Can anyone think of any objections?
I've dabbled/done the wiki route. Fun stuff, but if you are even thinking
of putting out printed documentation do not bother since it is not a fun
exercise to convert that data.
Plus I found that with most wikis the amount of linking to/from a page using
keywords can become quite a nuisance/distraction for someone reading the
But that's just opinion.
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