[Libreoffice] LibreOffice WikiHelp

David Nelson commerce at traduction.biz
Fri Nov 26 00:44:16 PST 2010

Hi, :-)

I suppose that logically this is something for the documentation team
to get involved in... We're having a phone conference this weekend...
Shall I add it to the agenda? If you need a docs person to liaise with
about this, please feel free to include me in the loop.

David Nelson

On Fri, Nov 26, 2010 at 16:00, Jan Holesovsky <kendy at suse.cz> wrote:
> Hi Christian,
> On 2010-11-25 at 22:24 +0100, Christian Lohmaier wrote:
>> > Hm... how will the help be exported? What's easiest for you? MediaWiki, any
>> > other interface?
>> The question is whether you want people to just read the content
>> there, or whether you want people to update content. I'd say: provide
>> only readonly access, maybe with a commenting feature, but keep the
>> editing to pootle.
> Let me actually take this to the ML, because this is a really good
> question, and I probably did not explain much about the WikiHelp so far.
> So first - what is WikiHelp?  It is going to be a help.libreoffice.org
> site, where the LibreOffice help will be stored.  The intention is that
> it will be a Wiki - because the Wiki concept and format is widely used
> for information exchange, and because it is sooooo easy to edit and
> improve.
> For the first cut, it will be read-only, to debug the converter; I'll
> announce it in a few days for feedback + testing.
> In the long run [around LibreOffice final ;-)], we should allow editing
> there when 'good enough', so that the wikihelp becomes the source of the
> help for LibreOffice, instead of the xhp files.  I am still doing the
> final experiments there, but the hope is that I'll get it to the state
> where the developer can just commit code that should have some help,
> provide a stub article, and the first time a user hits that, she/he can
> update it with more information.  And the off-line (installed) help will
> be generated from this wikihelp in the next releases.
> Additionally, thanks to wiki being versioned, we will still be able to
> merge changes from OOo.
>> > I can imagine that getting the help files into a wiki
>> > require some manual work, so we should chose the web interface that's
>> > easiest for us to use. :-)
>> Simplest would probably just a small xstl conversion to html of the
>> application help files.
> The tooling is now written, just needs testing and polishing:
> cd clone/help/helpcontent2
> ./help-to-wiki.py
> And you'll see the current result in a wiki/ subdir.  Whoever interested
> in this - patches appreciated! :-)
> Regards,
> Kendy
> _______________________________________________
> LibreOffice mailing list
> LibreOffice at lists.freedesktop.org
> http://lists.freedesktop.org/mailman/listinfo/libreoffice

More information about the LibreOffice mailing list