On 01.12.2016 15:46, Devin Waas wrote:
If no one has anything to say against this, I'll probably start this weekend.
Please leave your suggestions if you have any. :)
 Linuxrc wiki entry
Please be aware that whenever somebody moves Wiki content around, this means
breaking everybody's bookmarks, which is almost as good as deleting the
I don't mean to say that the old SDB-based wiki articles are the ultimate
solution (to the contrary - it's hard to find out what is up to date and what
is outdeated), but it's been around for a while, word has spread that it
exists, and there are a gazillion links to that place from everywhere - other
SDB / Wiki articles, people's blogs, Bugzilla, whatever. Those links will
then all become invalid.
As a matter of fact, this is the reason why I am very reluctant to write
anything in any Wiki any more: I find myself cheated out of the benefits of
my own documentation because that stuff constantly gets rearranged and moved
around by people just meaning well: "The road to hell is paved with good
intentions" etc. ;-)
As for benefits of version control: Well, every Wiki has that. It's just a
bit different from Git.
And as for GitHub Wikis: They are problematic in that you lose the connection
to the original when you fork a GitHub repo; the original and the forks will
inevitably diverge, and hardly anybody will notice. Those Wikis are just not
as well integrated into GitHub as all the rest (well, maybe we are just
spoiled by how well everything else at GitHub works).
If we absolutely need to move that linuxrc documentation from the old,
well-known place to someplace else: Did you check out
https://pages.github.com/ ? I don't know how different that is from the plain
GitHub Wiki that comes with every GitHub project by default. It might be
worthwhile looking at (if the format is simple enough like the usual markdown
they use everywhere else).
Stefan Hundhammer <shundham...@suse.de>
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