[Lustre-devel] [wc-discuss] Seeking contributors for Lustre User Manual
steven.jenkins at gmail.com
Tue Nov 13 13:43:50 PST 2012
On Tue, Nov 13, 2012 at 4:26 PM, Ned Bass <bass6 at llnl.gov> wrote:
> On Tue, Nov 13, 2012 at 11:48:35AM -0800, Nathan Rutman wrote:
>> Would it be easier to move the manual back to a Wiki? The low hassle
>> factor of wikis has always been a draw for contribution. The openSFS
>> site is up and running with MediaWiki now (wiki.opensfs.org).
> Easier? Yes, probably. Better? I personally don't think so. Wikis are
> great collaboration tools for informally sharing information, but I
> don't think the paradigm scales well for documents of this size and
> complexity. And a wiki isn't the right tool for producing a formal
> professional-quality document, which is what I think the Lustre manual
> should strive to be.
> True, we would lower the bar for contributions, but for that we would
> sacrifice the following features that I consider essential.
> - Ability to export to multiple formats (pdf, html, epub) from one source
> - Consistency of formatting and navigation elements
> - A review process for proposed changes that assures a high standard of quality
> However, there are some short articles that probably do belong in the
> wiki that could be poached from the manual, i.e. installation and
> configuration procedures, etc.
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