DragonFly docs List (threaded) for 2004-11
Re: Wiki-fying docs
On Sun, 28 Nov 2004 23:50:02 -0500 (EST), Justin C. Sherrill
> 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 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?
This sounds like a good idea. At least in theory one could even
assume more input from people developing API's etc.. to be documented.
I think that there should be guide lines on the type of wiki though or
at setup at least. I don't think open wiki's work for any project.
Some projects try to use them but quickly change to a type of
moderation based wiki.
Steven David Rhodus