[PD] state of the FAQ

Hans-Christoph Steiner hans at eds.org
Fri Apr 18 19:33:05 CEST 2008

The old FAQ is so stale, I think you should just make the switch to  
the new one to encourage people to contribute to it.

Regardless how simple it is, a simple howto page in the 'docs'  
section would be very nice.  Or make a FAQ entry that is "How do I  
make/edit a FAQ?"


On Apr 16, 2008, at 2:19 PM, Frank Barknecht wrote:

> Hallo,
> as others may be interested to help as well, I cc the list.
> Here's the state of things: The old Pd FAQ at
> http://puredata.info/docs/faq/ is in need of reworking. It contains
> stuff that isn't valid anymore, and new FAQs should be added. It was
> discussed on pd-dev to use the Plone-FAQ tool, that also drives the
> Gem-FAQ at http://gem.iem.at/documentation/faq
> I started to convert the Pd-FAQ to the new system here:
> http://puredata.info/docs/faq/faq-new/faq/
> This should replace http://puredata.info/docs/faq/ as soon as all  
> old FAQs
> are imported. The process of importing has to be done manually.
> Editing is not trivial, but pretty self-explanatory once you get the
> hang of it. New sections should be added to the base page:
> http://puredata.info/docs/faq/faq-new/faq/base_edit
> Then with the menu "add faq" you can add an entry and choose one of
> the available sections.
> That's basically it. It's a perfect activity for a few hours in the
> evening, but single FAQs can also be converted in a couple of minutes
> during lunch break. ;)
> Ciao
> -- 
> Frank Barknecht
> nicholas ward hat gesagt: // nicholas ward wrote:
>> Sounds like something I could give a few hours to in the evening. Do
>> you have a few more details on whats to be done?
>> Nick
>> On 16 Apr 2008, at 08:04, Frank Barknecht wrote:
>>> Hallo,
>>> Hans-Christoph Steiner hat gesagt: // Hans-Christoph Steiner wrote:
>>>> Frank started working on a new FAQ, but it looks like that ended in
>>>> November.  We are sorely in need of a easy-to-maintain FAQ.  Is  
>>>> there
>>>> any word on that?
>>> LAC interrupted the FAQ, sorry. ;) But I am quite happy with the new
>>> FAQ system and I think it should be continued in this way.  It's  
>>> just
>>> a bit of work to convert the old text to the new system, help is
>>> appreciated.
>>> Ciao
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