[arch-releng] ArchWiki: merge Official and Beginners' Guides? (or change titles)

Jeremiah Dodds jeremiah.dodds at gmail.com
Wed Jun 15 09:57:07 EDT 2011

On Wed, Jun 15, 2011 at 6:26 AM, Dieter Plaetinck <dieter at plaetinck.be>wrote:

> On Mon, 13 Jun 2011 18:09:26 +0200
> Dario Giovannetti <dariogiova at alice.it> wrote:
> On Mon, 13 Jun 2011 15:46:15 -0400
> Jeremiah Dodds <jeremiah.dodds at gmail.com> wrote:
> > +1 from me, people who don't qualify as "beginners" (to linux) will
> > just skip over extra information in the guide, and people who are
> > will benefit from the simplification.
> It's really not this simple.
> If you put everything in one guide, that means many more contributions
> will need to go through git, which is not desirable (because it's less
> convenient)

Forgive my ignorance, but how would this mean that many more
contributions would have to go through git? Also, less convenient than

> Ideally, the wiki would use a git backend and provide an easy interface
> to submit, preview and validate contributions. that would combine all
> the requirements (quality review, plaintext version, commits in aif
> git can comprise changes to both code and the guide, and ease of
> contributions because of the wiki UI) but that's not how it is...
> Storing the official guide in the wiki is not possible because of
> reasons mentioned above.
Make the official guide it's own git repo, use it as a submodule in aif,
 and set up a hook to wikify / unwikify as appropriate? That's an
out-of-the-ass idea though, I'm not currently familiar enough with Arch's
setup in terms of repos and where everything is coming from to know if
that's a good, let alone viable or shortest-path solution.

On Wed, Jun 15, 2011 at 7:19 AM, Heiko Baums <lists at baums-on-web.de> wrote:

> Am Wed, 15 Jun 2011 12:26:21 +0200

 The "Official Install Guide" should be kept as a "Quick Install

 Reference" for more experienced users, what it in fact is, and the

"Beginner's Guide" as a more detailed install guide for less

experienced users and beginners.

I think this is also a decent idea, the main goal should be to remove
as to what guide people, especially newbies, should be looking at.

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