On keeping the docs

Jelmer Vernooij jelmer at samba.org
Thu Sep 13 06:12:41 MDT 2012

Am Thursday, den 13.09.2012, 13:28 +0200 schrieb Björn JACKE:
> On 2012-09-13 at 12:58 +0200 Jelmer Vernooij sent off:
> > I'm a big fan of wikis and I think they're a great tool, but wikis are
> > not magic - either way we'll need editors who keep an eye on the
> > contents and coherency of the docs.
> for that reason I ѕaid we should all monitor wiki changes (there is that nice
> watch feature). Changes in the wiki should be looked at just like we
> look at the commit messages in git.

> > The HOWTO collection has a lot more
> > information than is currently on the wiki.
> that's why I proposed to make selective c&p work from the howto collection to
> the wiki and still give a pointer to the old and partly outdated howto
> collection. And we have no timeslots for redundant documentation work, don't
> you agree?
Copying the documentation to the wiki and maintaining the wiki requires
time and effort too. I don't see why we would have manpower for that and
not for updating the existing documentation; I think the latter would
actually require less effort.



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