[maemo-developers] maemo wiki survey

From: Henri Bergius henri.bergius at iki.fi
Date: Sun Jul 8 18:16:52 EEST 2007

We had some discussion with Ferenc about this thread last Friday and
agreed that some of things should be addressed ASAP.

This means that next week (probably Mon/Tue), I will make some changes
to the wiki component, including at least capability of showing latest
changes from all sub-wikis (namespaces). The wiki software already has
a "latest changes" view, but this feature only shows the current
wiki/namespace instead of all namespaces under it. When I do this
change it will also happen in the "changes" RSS feed.

I will also look at adding preview capability to the regular form-based editor.

Then to your comments:

On 7/5/07, Kees Jongenburger <kees.jongenburger at gmail.com> wrote:
> -The cms documentation is very poor(formating rules etc)
> --how to create a toc etc
> https://bugs.maemo.org/show_bug.cgi?id=1590

The formatting is standard Markdown Extra with couple of wiki-specific
tags added. But you're right, we should collect both the Markdown
Extra documentation and our wiki docs in the same place, and
preferably ship that with the wiki itself.

> -When not editing in wysiwyg mode not preview button is visible
> https://bugs.maemo.org/show_bug.cgi?id=1408

The reason here is twofold: obviously, I've been mostly too lazy to
add preview functionality, but also so many Midgard setups run in
staging/live model where saving and previewing are essentially the
same thing (and only content approval publishes the changes) that this
hasn't been a critical missing feature.

> -when committing everybody can see that I am watching page changes

That happens also with MoinMoin, which is why I added this feature. I
could easily hide the notices, though.

> -No maemo wiki specific search
> https://bugs.maemo.org/show_bug.cgi?id=1381

There would be wiki-specific search if we used Midgard's own indexer.
However, I suspect it should be possible to make searches limited to a
specific URL space using Maemo's Google appliance.

> I would like a world view / site map arranged on topic of booth wiki
> and non wiki content
> so that if I find that page I know I don't have to look in other parts
> of the website

This is easy to implement: just create a new folder with type
"sitemap". Ferenc/Quim, what do you think?

> I guess that it is the main wiki page that needs cleanup

Agreed, now it is quite horrible. I think for example Midgard's own
wiki is much nicer with its manually maintained front page:

As to other things people here have requested like for example
anonymous editing, those are mostly questions of configuration and the
decisions about them must be made by the Nokia folks. Personally I'd
advice against anonymous editing however, as it creates quite big need
to monitor and police the changes against abuse. Registration/login is
not a big deal, and the resources that would be needed for keeping the
wiki clean are most likely best used elsewhere.


Henri Bergius
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