Future format of the book
lasse-hlfs-2008 at mail.plastictree.net
Sat Jun 7 11:41:32 PDT 2008
* Message by -Chris Buxton- from Tue 2008-06-03:
> You could use a CMS for this, where you maintain flat text files and
> it formats them as HTML. You could also probably use a wiki, so that
> the book could be edited collaboratively.
One does not need a wiki for that. Just give everyone SVN access (or whatever
revision control system is in use). A wiki means that people are forced to do
text work inside of a web browser. That's not what web browsers were designed
for. I want to use *real* text editors and not that toy "editor" which is
offered by current web browsers, and which has virtually no editing
capabilities and where I will lose my work whenever the browser crashes or
the browser window is closed by accident. I know that there exists mozex and
alike, but these are nothing more than workarounds that will get in the way
of productivity sooner or later.
> A wiki with a comments
> system would seem to me to be the most useful way to go.
A wiki as an *additional* place for users to make comments, exchange
suggestions, etc. might in fact be helpfull.
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