Shall we wiki ?

Kurt Pfeifle kpfeifle at
Tue Jun 4 09:22:59 BST 2002

Philippe FREMY wrote:
> 	Hi,
> I think it would be handy to have a wiki for kde. For those that don't know
> wiki, check . It is a web framework
> that allow any user to edit the page he is viewing. This is cvs for the web.
> Although cvs can be theorically used for the same purpose, wiki allows
> editing of an html page without knowing anything about html nor cvs. This is
> the best way to gather collective work.
> The first thing I would like to put on a wiki is the developer faq. That
> way, people could contribute more questions and responses.
> The second thing is a user-tips base. You know these tips we show at
> start-up. We are developers, there are probably many things that are just
> obvious to us but constitute a real tip for the middle user. That way it
> could be easier for them to add some more.
> Other use will certainly arise as soon as it is being set up. Any helper
> document like the developer faq, or "how to have multiple KDE on the same
> computer" could be made wiki pages. Every user could contribute to them with
> their specific knowledge/distribution/... Since it is far easier to add one
> paragraph on an existing document using wiki (takes 5 minutes) than sending
> a mail to the author then wait for his answers and comments, then update,
> then ..., I would expect more people contributing like this.
> A small survey seem to bring MoinMoin ( as the
> most interesting wiki implementation, with plugins to handle faq and stuff
> like that. But I am no expert on the subject.
> What do you think ?

Extremely good idea. Definitely worth a test...


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