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Re: [opensuse-factory] documenting new behaviors
  • From: Clayton <smaug42@xxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Wed, 2 Dec 2009 12:51:57 +0100
  • Message-id: <e29967880912020351j43ed3da7p4871b52177889285@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Tried to do Wiki in past...  just could not get on with it.  Has it
been made simpler in last year?

I consider it ok.  It uses the well known MediaWiki software which is
used by Wikipedia too.  And therefore there is a bunch of documentation
and howtos available.

It's not like working in a local editor but it's working very well to
get stuff published in a reasonable time.

MediaWiki syntax is not hard. You don't even really need to know the
Wiki syntax to get your text into the Wiki page. At the top of the
edit box there are a few basic buttons that add bold, headings etc.
It's pretty obvious what's what within a few mins of editing. If
youget some of the formatting syntax wrong, someone else will see it
and tidy it up. That's how Wikis work.

If you're really finding Wiki syntax that hard to use, then
create/edit your document in Writer and export as Wiki.
You get a plain text file with Wiki markup... you copy paste that
text into the Wiki edit window and you're done.

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