Qt Project wikis need love

Jaroslaw Staniek staniek at kde.org
Thu Aug 30 13:28:09 UTC 2012

Dear All,
As you know the qt-project.org project inherits wiki from Nokia.
Alexandra Leisse worked on wikis and many web-related tasks (and with
great effect) for Nokia but since she left I learned from Lars that
maintenance of the project wikis is mostly unassigned.

So Qt Project wikis need love.

Excuse me if this is already in the works or planned - in this case
just please tell me.

Currently there are two wikis,
- http://wiki.qt-project.org is more like 'project' wiki; it's Mediawiki-based
- http://qt-project.org/wiki extends usual Qt docs with most actual
content (often drafts); it's not based on Mediawiki if I correctly
understand, e.g. for me it lacks templates

Today the project hits beta milestone so I'd like to ask what do you
think about reusing KDE techbase/userbase/community technology and
competences there? Any volunteers?

Ideas that emerged after I asked here and there:
- Merging the two wikis into one as a short-term task.
- Reusing translation technology from userbase. If you look around
qt-project.org/wiki, it is plagued by unstructured translation pages;
the situation is similar to early KDE wikis. Searching is just a pain.
The structure does not seem to improving.
- In the long term many of the Qt api docs (articles, not generated
reference) would be probably better be maintained on the wiki. This
would be like Techbase articles.

Qt Project like KDE's sister project, both join forces in many
aspects, so wouldn't it be nice to recover the wikis into more usable
state earlier than later?

regards / pozdrawiam, Jaroslaw Staniek
 Kexi & Calligra & KDE | http://calligra.org/kexi | http://kde.org
 Qt Certified Specialist | http://qt-project.org

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