Re: [libreoffice-documentation] Re: [Libreoffice] LibreOffice WikiHelp

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Re: [libreoffice-documentation] Re: [Libreoffice] LibreOffice WikiHelp

On Fri, Nov 26, 2010 at 6:14 PM, David Nelson <[hidden email]> wrote:

> Hi, :-)
> I suppose that logically this is something for the documentation team
> to get involved in... We're having a phone conference this weekend...
> Shall I add it to the agenda? If you need a docs person to liaise with
> about this, please feel free to include me in the loop.
> David Nelson
> On Fri, Nov 26, 2010 at 16:00, Jan Holesovsky <[hidden email]> wrote:
>> Hi Christian,
>> On 2010-11-25 at 22:24 +0100, Christian Lohmaier wrote:
>>> > Hm... how will the help be exported? What's easiest for you? MediaWiki, any
>>> > other interface?
>>> The question is whether you want people to just read the content
>>> there, or whether you want people to update content. I'd say: provide
>>> only readonly access, maybe with a commenting feature, but keep the
>>> editing to pootle.
>> Let me actually take this to the ML, because this is a really good
>> question, and I probably did not explain much about the WikiHelp so far.
>> So first - what is WikiHelp?  It is going to be a
>> site, where the LibreOffice help will be stored.  The intention is that
>> it will be a Wiki - because the Wiki concept and format is widely used
>> for information exchange, and because it is sooooo easy to edit and
>> improve.
>> For the first cut, it will be read-only, to debug the converter; I'll
>> announce it in a few days for feedback + testing.
>> In the long run [around LibreOffice final ;-)], we should allow editing
>> there when 'good enough', so that the wikihelp becomes the source of the
>> help for LibreOffice, instead of the xhp files.  I am still doing the
>> final experiments there, but the hope is that I'll get it to the state
>> where the developer can just commit code that should have some help,
>> provide a stub article, and the first time a user hits that, she/he can
>> update it with more information.  And the off-line (installed) help will
>> be generated from this wikihelp in the next releases.
>> Additionally, thanks to wiki being versioned, we will still be able to
>> merge changes from OOo.
>>> > I can imagine that getting the help files into a wiki
>>> > require some manual work, so we should chose the web interface that's
>>> > easiest for us to use. :-)
>>> Simplest would probably just a small xstl conversion to html of the
>>> application help files.
>> The tooling is now written, just needs testing and polishing:
>> cd clone/help/helpcontent2
>> ./
>> And you'll see the current result in a wiki/ subdir.  Whoever interested
>> in this - patches appreciated! :-)
>> Regards,
>> Kendy

I must have missed this conversation on the website or the
documentation list, being the two teams who would be the stakeholders
and primary drivers of a system like this.
Can someone point me to the archive or wiki page regarding the
planning and consulting on this?

Michael Wheatland

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