Wiki-fying docs

Jasse Jansson jasse at
Mon Nov 29 13:52:27 PST 2004

On Nov 29, 2004, at 9:13 PM, Justin C. Sherrill wrote:

    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 thought that the sources was the docs.
This is an opensource project for crying out load ;-)
Oh, I'm not suggesting _that_.  I just want to get over the hurdle of
adding documentation.  I've had a good number of people propose
documentation additions or new content, but none of it has happened,
because there's so many hoops to jump through.
Exactly. The only computer I have that I can rely on (for the moment 
is the one I'm typing on right now, and it's a brand new shiny white 
I haven't even found an (cheap enough) editor for MacOS X that can do
syntax highlightning for SGML.
If there was a 'style' document describing what tags to use and how to 
them, then it would be easier to use the simple text editor that I 
already have.

  I'm to the point where I
take plaintext from others and mark it up myself, and that's turning me
into a bottleneck.
I'm was planning to put the supported hardware list as web pages on my
personal web server (that's not current running because my pc's are in
a terrible shape) until it stabilizes enough to make a more formal 
for the DF main site, and maybe the handbook.

I have never used a wiki, but that's alright for me.

You guys choose whatever you want, I'm only trying to lend a helping 
because I read somewhere (probably in the FreeBSD 2.0 dox) that the
software was free, but they wanted some contributions from the people
that used it. Sounds good to me, but I have never found something that
I could help out with before now ;-)

    Jasse -- Authorized Stealth Oracle

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