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From Marcus <>
Subject Re: Trying to re-generate the Documentation effort
Date Sun, 31 May 2020 10:22:33 GMT
Am 31.05.20 um 02:46 schrieb Dave Fisher:
> I’ve been thinking about
> What do you think about using markdown?

we are using on some webpages quite intensive Javascript. Is markdown 
able to handle this?

In general, I don't see the need to use markdown more widely in the 
website. At least I don't know how this could improve the documentation 


>> On May 30, 2020, at 5:42 PM, Keith N. McKenna <> wrote:
>> I should probably have my head examined but I am thinking of one more
>> time trying to revive the documentation effort for AOO. One of the
>> drawbacks is that most people that have started to help have left as
>> there has been very limited availability of mentoring. I do not see this
>> changing but I am hoping that by defining a new process we can reduce
>> the dependency on mentoring.
>> One idea for this would require that the MediaWiki extension be made
>> functional again. This would allow for using Writer to create the source
>> which could be stored in the git repository and then be transferred to
>> the mwiki for easy online access. By storing the source in the
>> repository it would give us better revision control over the
>> documentation. Plus it may help relieve the mentoring problem as many
>> more people are familiar with using Writer.
>> Another would be to use Docbook, though this is not as appealing as I
>> have no familiarity with it and it appears that there is a steep
>> learning curve to its use and that would be a disadvantage to attracting
>> new people.
>> I look forward to any other suggestions that could move this effort
>> along as it has languished for far to long.

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