[kde-community] stackexange site for krita

Dmitry Kazakov dimula73 at gmail.com
Sun Mar 1 10:12:32 UTC 2015


I'm sorry for jumping in a bit lately. My initial request on IRC, which
resulted in this stackoverflow discussion was the following:

I asked for a kind of "knowledge base", where I (developer) could search
for popular answers really quickly and copy/paste the link into IRC/social
networks to help people with their (really trivial and common) problems.

The point is there are lots and lots trivial questions which will be being
asked or raised regularly, so we need to have them somewhere in easy access.


1) How to generate a tablet log?
2) How to compile Krita?
3) How to generate a backtrace for Krita crash?

Right now I use launchpad's framework, but it is really-really limited. You
cannot even add a screenshot :(
Here: https://answers.launchpad.net/krita-ru/+faqs

So I was even though about moving all these answers into wiki, but it seems
like a special solution like LampCMS might help better in this situation.

The requirements for this system for me:

1) Easy to add a pair Question/Answer (yep, self-dialog)
2) Easy to search for a question, and easy to paste the link to an answer
on IRC
3) The ability for users to ask/answer questions is nice, but for me it is
secondary :)

On Fri, Feb 27, 2015 at 3:42 PM, Scott Petrovic <scottpetrovic at gmail.com>

> Does anyone have comments on LampCMS?  https://github.com/snytkine/LampCMS
> These are why I think it is the best solution for KDE as a platform
> 1. Open source. We can take the source code and add it to the
> infrastructure (so it is KDE hosted)
> 2. It has easy access for logging in (facebook, twitter, linkedIn,
> Google+).
> 3. While though it doesn't have a large developer base, it seems
> moderately maintained.
> For the Krita instance of this, I was planning on re-skinning it after it
> would be hosted, so it should look quite nice and consistent. For the point
> of view about bad answers being written...
> Even looking at Krita's documentation on KDE, it is not up to date. In
> other words, there are errors for anyone that tries to download Krita now
> and seek instruction from the 'source'. We have to realize that as a user
> base gets larger, it will become impossible for developers to answer the
> amount of questions people have. We have to think of a better way to rely
> on the community to help us with this aspect. We already ask the non-KDE
> community to do things like find bug fixes, feature requests, an test
> builds.
> Having people help is usually a good idea (I think most of us here are
> volunteers). There will be bad answers on the Q&A platform. There will also
> be excellent answers as well. People expect there to be bad answers on a QA
> platform. People expect the voting system to help filter out the bad, not
> eliminate it .
> It is possible that you will get bad answers from doing a google search.
> Does that stop you from using search engines?
> those are my thoughts
> Scott
> On Fri, Feb 27, 2015 at 3:26 AM, Boudewijn Rempt <boud at valdyas.org> wrote:
>> I'm fine with anything that Scott likes :-) I'd really like to experiment
>> with this. Who knows, it might be valuable experience for other KDE
>> projects as well. So, what's the next step?
>> On Wed, 25 Feb 2015, Scott Petrovic wrote:
>>  I think Laszlo's suggestion with OSQA looks like a pretty good solution.
>>> I personally think a slightly better
>>> open source one is Lamp CMS http://support.lampcms.com/
>>> I would personally prefer using Lamp CMS only because it integrates
>>> directly with other popular platforms like
>>> Google+ and Facebook. This is less friction for people to post questions
>>> and answers without having to sign up
>>> for yet another account. Not sure if social media integration is
>>> considered a 'dependency' though.
>>> Scott
>>> On Wed, Feb 25, 2015 at 10:12 AM, Laszlo Papp <lpapp at kde.org> wrote:
>>>       I would personally much prefer integrating this into the KDE
>>>       infrastructure rather than KDE going to Stack Exchange:
>>>       http://www.osqa.net/
>>>       StackExchange is a commercial entity without open source
>>> accessbility
>>>       to the implementation. Also, you need to comply with what
>>>       StackExchange likes in the end of the day.
>>>       On Wed, Feb 25, 2015 at 4:09 PM, Boudewijn Rempt <boud at valdyas.org>
>>> wrote:
>>>       > This is a question that came up on the #krita channel today. Our
>>> forums are
>>>       > awesome, but not the best place for question and answer type of
>>> exchanges.
>>>       > We even see questions appear on yahoo answers!
>>>       >
>>>       > One proposal was to create a krita.stackexchange.com, like
>>>       > http://blender.stackexchange.com/. However, this is infra
>>> that's outside of
>>>       > KDE. I don't know of anything equivalent, though!
>>>       >
>>>       > So, what I wanted to get input on is: would creating a
>>>       > krita.stackexchange.com be against the manifesto? And if so, is
>>> there any
>>>       > equivalent (in terms of user-friendliness, googleability and
>>>       > recognizability) that we can use withing KDE's infra structure?
>>>       >
>>>       > For all clarity; this isn't a wiki, and it isn't a forum. It
>>> works in a very
>>>       > different way.
>>>       >
>>>       > Boudewijn
>>>       >
>>>       > (Willing to experiment so fewer people wonder where their layers
>>> have gone.
>>>       > https://answers.yahoo.com/question/index?qid=
>>> 20150224214426AAbFtKj)
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Dmitry Kazakov
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