[kde-community] Sprint: Reorganize the wikis

Olivier Churlaud olivier at churlaud.com
Mon Dec 7 12:11:22 UTC 2015

So I answer to all :)

Le 07/12/2015 01:20, Valorie Zimmerman a écrit :
> On Sun, Dec 6, 2015 at 10:45 AM, Olivier Churlaud <olivier at churlaud.com> wrote:
>> Hi,
>> I however would need help...
>> I've never organized nor taken part of a sprint... So I would be glad to get
>> some pieces of advice to do it.
>> @Valorie: I heared that you'd been here for some time and that you're one of
>> the community manager (?). Maybe you are the good person to help me on this?
> To get a sprint going for KDE, you've done the first step: ask folks
> if there is an interest. Next, people sometimes set up a Doodle poll
> or similar, or just choose a date and place. When the date and place
> have been decided, put it into https://sprints.kde.org and get
> everbody signed up *with numbers* so you can ask the e.V. board for
> funding. I'm adding back in the www list and also the community list,
> because I think this is both important and will draw lots of
> volunteers.
So should I create a doodle? Or open a forum and put the link here? And 
how do we organize the discussion ahead to plan everything? Forum or ML?

How much time ahead should it be prepared? I mean: what is reasonable 
for a sprint time? I'm currently in Berlin, and I know that a lot of 
contributors are there, so why not? However if we can join the people in 
CERN, it's great too (even better :D).

>> Anyone with some experience in this is welcome to give me some hints about
>> where to begin, what should be thought of and so on.
> One thing to think of -- if you have only a few folks, someone's house
> will work. For larger groups, a school or hotel is better, in a city
> where transport in and out is easy, for those who have to travel by
> air, auto, bus or train. If it is scheduled on a weekend, some
> KDE-friendly business may be willing to donate their conference rooms
> for the sprint days, for instance. This has worked well often in
> Barcelona, in Brno, in Berlin for instance. Recently CERN has offered
> space in Geneva -- can we join in this sprint with WikitoLearn?
As I said, CERN would be great. Else I'm working in a place which uses 
KDE a lot (another particle accelerator in Berlin). If we are enough 
people, maybe I can try to get a room there.

Ok there were a lot of questions :)

Looking forward for your inputs!
> Naturally this could fit into the Randa meetings too, but those are
> many months away now.
> Valorie
>> Cheers
>> Olivier
>> Le 05/12/2015 22:45, Valorie Zimmerman a écrit :
>>> On Wed, Dec 2, 2015 at 3:10 PM, Olivier Churlaud <olivier at churlaud.com>
>>> wrote:
>>>> Hi,
>>>> I'm coming here with this observation: the wiki are quite a mess. And
>>>> very
>>>> often KDE4 and KF5 things are mixed.
>>>> That everyone do it at their scale is impossible. That's why I have a
>>>> proposition. (I've thought about it for a while)
>>>> It would be easier to do this like in a sprint, in team.
>>>> 1) Define what structure the wiki should have: What is techbase? What is
>>>> Community? Are the manuals in Userbase or on doc? and so on
>>>> 2) then take each page and order =Archive KDE4 | Mess | KF5 | To remove
>>>> 3) Do a list of what is missing and what should be tidied.
>>>> 4) Write to the corresponding teams so that they take care of it.
>>>> 5) Remove what should be
>>>> What I mean in 2) is: for example there are N pages about how to
>>>> configure
>>>> Git. We take the good one, put the other in a namespace "To remove"
>>>> What I mean in 4) is: for example in https://community.kde.org/Sonnet,
>>>> it's
>>>> very old, and not much documented (sorry if some of you are reading this,
>>>> I
>>>> pick it randomly), so we can put a mail on the ML and tell them 'well we
>>>> saw
>>>> that...'
>>>> Basically this is my vision of what could be done.
>>>> Since I don't always know what is old what is still usable and so on,
>>>> people
>>>> with this knowledge would be required.
>>>> I think we should plan it very carefully, to have a battle plan, and then
>>>> go.
>>>> What do you think?
>>>> Would people be interested to give a hand?
>>>> How and when do we begin?
>>>> Cheers
>>>> Olivier
>>> Sounds good to me! And I certainly would be willing to help, whether
>>> remotely or at a physical sprint.
>>> Valorie

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