On Mon, Sep 08, 2003 at 11:52:10AM +0200, David Neary wrote: > > Hi all, > > I had a few ideas about collaborative content creation for the > website and the documentation project recently, and thanks to > Carol's forethought, we have the means to do this at our > fingertips.
[..] > So there's the idea. To work, it'll need the cooperation of the > documentation team, the web team and the user and developer > communities. Since i used a wiki to collaborate content i love them. The advantage of a wiki is, that maybe everyone can contribute to the docs in "small" pieces. Unfortunatly, we have some problems for new users and contributors to getting involved for writing docs: 1. Learn how to contribute (what is easier to lern: writing XML docs or learn the wiki syntax) 2. If we have some docs on a wiki page, how is it possible to convert them to XML? Maybe it costs more time to convert the wiki docs, than a new contributor will lern XML ... 3. How can we add existing docs to the WIKI? 4. How about translations? The user must be able to write a translation of a given wiki page, in my opinion. So, in facing this problems i thought, that it'll be better to do the following: 1. Make the project page of the user manual as a wiki page. 2. Let contributors add docs. I think it isn't a problem of getting contributors, which are writing docs. The problem might be, that most poeple write some pieces and no one checks that. For that problem, i think it isn't necessary to move the hole gimp-help-2 project to the wiki. I think, it'll be better to take some good pieces for the gimp-help-2 from the WIKI and include them into the existing docs. To summarize that, i think a wiki page will be good to stay connected with the current documentation (its great to post news and some short introductions, discuss new things etc.). But i dislike a wiki, to fetch docs for the gimp-help-2. I think, its an additional expenditure to the existing project. Greetings, -- Roman Joost www: http://www.romanofski.de email: [EMAIL PROTECTED]
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