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Re: Setting up a wiki for GNU Project volunteers?

From: Ludovic Courtès
Subject: Re: Setting up a wiki for GNU Project volunteers?
Date: Thu, 12 Dec 2019 17:02:46 +0100
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"Carlos O'Donell" <> skribis:

> In researching this kind of wiki setup I have discussed the issue with
> various GNU Maintainers and the consensus seems to be that such a
> system should have the following qualities:
> - Based on a VCS e.g. git
> - Uses a supported wiki platform e.g. dokuwiki
> - With a sensible markup e.g. markdown plugin for dokuwiki
> What do people think about setting up a wiki?
> Several packages already have wikis like:
> The GNOME Project (
> The GNU C Library wiki (
> The GNU Debugger wiki (
> The GNU Compiler Collection wiki (
> However, we have no good central community wiki to put document those
> things listed above.
> Does anyone have a strong opinion on which wiki software should be used?
> Selection criteria for a wiki? I'm suggesting dokuwiki + git.

No strong opinion on the software as long as it meets the criteria above
+ i18n (though for some of the use cases you give, i18n might be less

<> uses ikiwiki, which I think is
backed by Git and “not bad.”  :-)  The “wiki” could also just be Org or
Markdown files automatically rendered upon push (e.g., by Emacs or

Anyhow, I agree that it would be nice to have a place to share documents
about discussions, practices, things like the social contract, etc.


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