Kubuntu documentation

Jos Poortvliet jospoortvliet at gmail.com
Sat Dec 14 21:25:35 UTC 2013

On Sunday 08 December 2013 16:31:20 Valorie Zimmerman wrote:
> Hi folks, I know this is a bit unusual, but I'm writing to both the
> Doc team and web team simultaneously because the Kubuntu Doc team has
> a problem, and it is possible y'all can help us, if you are willing.
> Right now, we develop our documentation on the ubuntu wiki system,
> which is MoinMoin. This works well in that there is a low bar to entry
> for new folks, and errors can be fixed on the fly. Of course much of
> the documentation our users need is either on the Ubuntu system or the
> excellent KDE system, and much of our docs merely points or includes
> that material.
> There are problems as well. Moinmoin has no good system for exporting
> docs to Docbook so they can be included in the ISO, and there is no
> easy way to let translators help us internationalize once the
> documentation is complete and up-to-date.
> We wonder if it would be possible to move our wiki over to the KDE
> mediawiki system, with its wonderful translator helps. We could do
> this either as a standalone part of the system, sort of off to the
> side, or what we would prefer: be an actual part of Userbase, as part
> of /Distributions or similar.
> After translations are done, then perhaps we can get the help of the
> Doc team to get the Docbook magic done, so that we have the necessary
> packages to distribute to our users.
> A few of us have brought some of these ideas to the teams in IRC, but
> we're getting to the time in the release cycle where we have to make
> some decisions.
> What do you think?
> Valorie

on a slightly related note, at openSUSE we've set up a tool we call 
'activedoc'. It is a drupal 7 thingy that aims to do at least some of the 
stuff you seem to need. If you're interested I'd be happy to put you in 
contact with the folks working on it...

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