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Subject: Re: [boost] [proposal] The Maintenance Effort
From: Dean Michael Berris (mikhailberis_at_[hidden])
Date: 2010-05-27 08:31:19

On Thu, May 27, 2010 at 4:28 PM, Paul A. Bristow
<pbristow_at_[hidden]> wrote:
>> -----Original Message-----
>> From: boost-bounces_at_[hidden] [mailto:boost-bounces_at_[hidden]] On Behalf Of Dean Michael Berris
>> Sent: Thursday, May 27, 2010 3:09 AM
>> To: boost_at_[hidden]
>> Subject: Re: [boost] [proposal] The Maintenance Effort
>> It's also really easy to set-up on a Linux machine and start messing around with it.
> Ah - but is it easy to use on *all* the various platforms?

But you don't need to run Wordpress on your own machine to make
modifications to the Wordpress installation on the server.
If you want to mess around with Wordpress, then you can install it on
your machine. This has nothing to do with being hosted on a
Wordpress installation.

> Previous documentation systems have proved most unsatisfactory because they only worked on one platform.
> Only the original author could make modifications.
> Wiki and Quickbook work because they only require the simplest of text editor and a slight amount of knowledge.

Yes, and I haven't proposed to change the Wiki or the use of Quickbook
in documentation. I think you're missing the point here.

Wordpress is going to be used on the server side to host the website.
Documentation will still be generated "the normal way" either hosted
on the Wiki or from Quickbook or RST to form HTML that's hosted on the
server as well.

I -- or for that matter, anyone with the privileges -- can edit pages
on the Wordpress installation without requiring a Wordpress
installation on their local machine. You just need a sufficiently
modern browser that can handle HTML and Javascript to do so.

> Keep It Simple Sir!

If you haven't checked out Wordpress yet, it is Simple as Simple can be.

Please Read The Fine Manual Sir!

Dean Michael Berris

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