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Subject: Re: [boost] Guidelines on wiki
From: vicente.botet (vicente.botet_at_[hidden])
Date: 2010-03-25 19:50:33

----- Original Message -----
From: "Daniel James" <dnljms_at_[hidden]>
To: <boost_at_[hidden]>
Sent: Thursday, March 25, 2010 9:25 PM
Subject: Re: [boost] Guidelines on wiki

> Sorry about the very slow reply.
>> Robert Ramey:
>>> It's a little unclear whether this kind of stuff should be in the wiki
>>> or the regular website. I find the website hard to update and often
>>> hard to navigate. So I like the wiki. But then, I'm a tiny bit concerned
>>> that given the ease of editing the wiki, it might tend to expand
>>> "all over the place".
> Hopefully people with subversion access will be disciplined. But I
> think you're right, it should be someone's responsibility to oversee
> the wiki and keep things ordered. I think this page demonstrates that:
>>> Thinking about about, I think the former is a better model as I
>>> believe it will better model boost itself in the future. So you might
>>> want to expand your horizons a little to consider how the wiki
>>> might include a lot more of the information which is currently on
>>> the web site.
> Yes, I plan to move more content there.
>> Paul A. Bristow:
>> Editing is *much* easier - by anyone - but also vulnerable to instability and
>> hacking?
> Hopefully not, since it's password protected.
>> Can we copy a snapshot of the wiki to the (definitely read-only) Boost site with
>> every release?
> My original plan was to just use the wiki, but I think you might
> right. By using snapshots, viewing the page will be faster and it'll
> allow people to freely edit the wiki pages. The workflow would be
> something like: edit the page, ask on the list for a review, if
> accepted the website manager imports the snapshot. Sounds okay?

Yes, IMO this merits to be experimented.
>> I've not found Google's indexing to work too well with my questions (often when
>> I know that the answer is there somewhere).
>> Searching the wiki pages is faster and often more effective (because you've
>> narrowed the searchable stuff - assuming you have the right 'page').
> If all the pages are under the same subdirectory we can limit the search e.g.

Great. This is what we need. I have tried with
and this give no result. What is wrong?


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