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From: Ben de Groot <yngwin@g.o>
To: gentoo-dev@l.g.o
Subject: [gentoo-dev] [Gentoo Phoenix] an official Gentoo wiki
Date: Sat, 03 Apr 2010 13:19:40
1 On 3 April 2010 11:46, Patrick Lauer <patrick@g.o> wrote:
2 > On 04/03/10 11:16, Tobias Scherbaum wrote:
3 >> People are constantly asking for a documentation wiki, but ...
4 > yeah, as long as no one just creates a wiki there won't be one. People
5 > are waiting on other people, who are waiting for Godot. Just do it.
6 >
7 > I remember the long and whiny road to get a blog aggregator - what
8 > killed the waiting deadlock was simply karltk setting up one (unofficial
9 > etc.etc.) and suddenly people saw that it was good.
12 Okay, so it seems a lot of people do want a wiki. So let's see what
13 we can do to make that happen.
15 1 - requirements
16 ================
18 In order to choose the best possible wiki implementation, we need to
19 know our requirements. So what features do you think are essential or
20 good to have? What syntax would we prefer to use?
22 I myself am a big fan of reStructuredText, which is quite simple,
23 easy to pick up, highly readable, and has a good featureset. Plus, it
24 is also reusable in other contexts (it is for example widely used in
25 documentation of Python libraries). MediaWiki, MoinMoin and Trac have
26 support for rst.
28 Some others:
30 - active upstream (bug fixes, security updates)
31 - free open source software
32 - ACLs
33 - spam prevention measures
34 - attachments (to upload screenshots for example)
35 - feeds
37 Other distros and open source projects surely have had the same
38 considerations. Can we find out and learn from them?
41 2 - maintainers
42 ===============
44 Who is volunteering for maintaining the wiki? We need editors and
45 moderators, people who look out for quality control and take care of
46 spam removal. So let's get together a team. I'm sure if we ask on the
47 forums we'll get some users interested as well.
50 3 - edit access
51 ===============
53 Do we keep to the original "free for all" model, with all the spam
54 that includes, or do we go with registered users only? I think the
55 latter is the smarter option. I also think we will want to mark
56 certain pages "official" and lock down editing rights.
59 Is there anything else we should consider before getting started?
61 Cheers,
62 --
63 Ben de Groot
64 Gentoo Linux Qt project lead developer


Subject Author
Re: [gentoo-dev] [Gentoo Phoenix] an official Gentoo wiki Dror Levin <spatz@g.o>
Re: [gentoo-dev] [Gentoo Phoenix] an official Gentoo wiki Guy Fontaine <guy.fontaine@××××××××××××.ca>
Re: [gentoo-dev] [Gentoo Phoenix] an official Gentoo wiki Alex Legler <a3li@g.o>
Re: [gentoo-dev] [Gentoo Phoenix] an official Gentoo wiki Alex Legler <a3li@g.o>
Re: [gentoo-dev] [Gentoo Phoenix] an official Gentoo wiki Sebastian Pipping <sping@g.o>
Re: [gentoo-dev] [Gentoo Phoenix] an official Gentoo wiki Alistair Bush <ali_bush@g.o>
Re: [gentoo-dev] [Gentoo Phoenix] an official Gentoo wiki "Jorge Manuel B. S. Vicetto" <jmbsvicetto@g.o>
Re: [gentoo-dev] [Gentoo Phoenix] an official Gentoo wiki "René 'Necoro' Neumann" <lists@××××××.eu>