DragonFly docs List (threaded) for 2005-06
Re: handbook: cvs or wiki?
On Wed, 15 Jun 2005 justin@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx wrote:
> > By the way, I mentioned in the dfwiki using the "recent changes", I didn't
> > see any changes to the handbook in the "last 500 changes in last 30 days".
> > How can I see the changes myself?
> You could probably plug larger values into the query string when looking
> at that history...
Thanks. I manually did that and it worked. I did "the last 1500 changes in
last 1000 days" and it went back to March 26, 2005 which I assume was the
beginning of this wiki.
I learned that a few handbook pages were spammed a few times and then the
I saw that the mirrors chapter was modified to fix s/FreeBSD/DragonFly
BSD/ but it also added a new vendor but removed the previous vendor (who
does advertise DragonFly products). I assume this was accidental and not
an attempt to remove competition. (I fixed this in my CVS and can provide
a diff once anoncvs works for me again.)
A sudo chapter appeared to be added.
The basics chapter had some modifications for the "mount" section. As the
wiki diff output is a little unclear (for example
I was not able to quickly see or understand all the changes.
I looked again with a different browser and see it was just color coding
that showed differences -- one mispelling fix.
Then I notice that the wiki says it is the "Handbook", but in CVS is the
What is the plan for the usersguide? Should this be merged into the
handbook? For example, maybe en/books/handbook/ports/chapter.sgml and
en/books/usersguide/ports/chapter.sgml could be merged?
> > I'd like to suggest that the wiki for the handbook be removed and then
> > generate the HTML from the docbook source with a feedback form on every
> > single handbook webpage. Then someone can share their comments and
> > improvements easily.
> > A committer would have to review and commit, but that is a lot easier than
> > merging in changes later.
> Any objections to this from other docs@ readers? I like the idea of the
> wiki, but I'm not seeing a huge benefit from it. It may be better to
> retry it someday when we do have a method for moving wiki -> docbook and
Jeremy C. Reed
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