Wiki-fying docs

David Rhodus sdrhodus at
Mon Nov 29 08:13:49 PST 2004

On Sun, 28 Nov 2004 23:50:02 -0500 (EST), Justin C. Sherrill
<justin at 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 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
                                            <drhodus at xxxxxxxxxxx>

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