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Re: migrating the NetBSD users guide to the wiki
Sevan Janiyan writes:
> On 04/05/2019 10:15, Leonardo Taccari wrote:
> > Yes, while that's probably okay for most of htdocs I think that's
> > a big limitation of eventually using wikisrc for the guide.
> In the "guide history" on the wiki:
> "In 2012/2013, the guide was converted in a Google Code-In task by
> Mingzhe Wang (wmzhere) to Markdown. In early 2013, it was integrated to
> the NetBSD wiki, along with removing old chapters, restricting numbering
> schemes and some reformulations.
> You can still get the old version of the Guide, which is not maintained
> anymore." < last line links to the docbook copy
Was there a public discussion and public agreement regarding that?
> Somewhat ironic that the wiki version is now lagging behind, but I will
> address this by getting the wiki version of the guide up to date and
> start to add new content there.
> Have you looked at this? https://wiki.netbsd.org/htdocs_migration/
Yes, and there is no plan and no mention regarding the guides AFAICS.
> > Yes, but right now it has something to do regarding the lower barrier.
> > ATM on wikisrc the contributor needs to fetch manually each wiki
> > page, keep it as .orig file and then share the patch.
> I have asked admins@ & Joerg if there's any reason why this repo
> couldn't be mirrored on anoncvs/added to the conversion process.
> > Apart lengthier tags I don't think editing XML is so much more
> > terrible than editing markdown. www@ can also help to integrate
> > possible contributions in text format.
> Opposing opinion, perhaps you can write the XML copy of the markdown
> articles instead and keep the two going side by side?
Because it seems that keeping the two going side by side already
didn't worked and I find being able to read printer-friendly and
$PAGER-friendly version of the guides hard requirements of them.
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