Wiki-fying docs

Jeremy Messenger mezz7 at
Mon Nov 29 13:06:04 PST 2004

On Mon, 29 Nov 2004 14:16:43 -0500, David Rhodus wrote:

> On Mon, 29 Nov 2004 10:33:31 -0800 (PST), Matthew Dillon
> <dillon at xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
>>     I think I have to agree with Hiten.  I like the collaborative nature
>>     of Wiki and I could see us generating a Wiki compatible set of
>>     documents for the purpose of public comment, and use that to generate
>>     patches back into the official document format.  But I don't think we
>>     can use Wiki as a basis for the documentation... it doesn't have a
>>     formal enough infrastructure to serve as a good basis.
> I've yet to see anything ever done with the fbsd documentation other
> than made into a webpage.  Though, I guess with some work a wiki could
> be wrote in php to store the data in SGML format.

I think, phpwiki can do that.

wait.. I found it..

I personal don't know how good it is, but I heard about that phpwiki can
do it.


>>     If someone wants to write a Wiki-generator from the documentation and
>>     a patch generator to deal with changes (not for the purpose of
>>     attempting to auto-patch back into the original infrastructure, since
>>     that would be impossible, but for review and reintegration purposes)...
>>     that would be pretty cool.
> A wiki-generator from the documentation ?  I thought the idea was so
> making documentation would be easier, e.x. someone might actually want
> to do it. :-)

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