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Re: [opensuse-doc] Wiki to PDF? Using Wiki as a doc source?
  • From: jdd <jdd@xxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Fri, 27 Apr 2007 11:06:43 +0200
  • Message-id: <4631BD23.2020601@xxxxxxxxx>
Clayton wrote:

doesn't really do much for the end user who is simply looking for a
quick and dirty way to contribute to an open source project...

I beg this discussion is quite pointless.

There _is_ an entry point for users input, it's the wiki.

is it interesting to translate the wiki to docbook (manually) is all the story.

It's for me obvious than the problem is _not_ the text/mediawiki syntax, but the wiki overall layout.

and this is a very old problem, I can remember discussion at hyperlink time, at the very beginning of (apple?) application release, 20 years (?) ago.

wiki is an hyperlinked layout, as is html and web. This is fundamentally different from a book. It's easy to translate a book to html (but you may know many people prefere pdf, that is keep the book layout), but the other way round is not really possible, whatever index you add to the book.

So if on the subject you want the book speak of, you find wiki ressources, translating it is a matter of days.

You can even create a portal on this subject, call for submissions and go on. I even thought initially that L4L was such a project.

jdd

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