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From Reinhard Pötz <>
Subject RE: Forrest and the NDS (Re: [RT] Moving towards a new documentation system)
Date Sun, 12 Oct 2003 15:41:26 GMT

From: Alan Gutierrez

> * Reinhard Poetz <> [2003-10-12 14:06]:
> > Stefano envisions a system where it is very easy to edit 
> content using 
> > a WYSIWIG editor (no structured text, no strange XML) for 
> *everybody* 
> > by simply clicking on an 'edit' button - without having 
> installed any 
> > unknown software - and to the changes right at the moment when you 
> > spot e.g. a spelling mistake. A Cocoon committer has to confirm the 
> > changes or additions and then the new stuff is published 
> > (mini-workflow).
> > 
> > After a non-committer has provided e.g. 3 substantial 
> patches to our 
> > documentation or new documents he can get the status of a doc 
> > committer and can publish directly without the confirmation of a 
> > Cocoon CVS committer.
> > 
> > With this simple system we can use the power of Wiki (everybody 
> > becomes a doc author) and combine this with our requirement that we 
> > *must* have a backend repository where we store our content 
> in order 
> > to be able to re-publish our website at every time.
> The trouble with Wiki and docs is that new users, such as 
> myself, 

Thank you! It is very appreciated to get feedback from new users!

> are going to look for a documentation outline. A good 
> TOC and index makes all the differnece in the world when 
> searching documentation. Has anyone discussed how to impose 
> an outline on a Wiki?

In order to navigate through the many documents (Stefano calls them
'learning objects') in a plain structure which a Wiki-like system
provides there will be special documents which are tracks through the
forest of documents (e.g. How to setup Cocoon?, Write your first sitemap
component, ...).


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