On 08/11/2017 02:45 PM, Nicolas Pace wrote:
The downside of the github wiki is that it can only be
collaborators of the repository.
Github wiki for lime-packages is editable by everyone (having a Github
On 08/13/2017 01:42 AM, Patricio Gibbs wrote:
right now we're in the phase of looking at
software options for translation management. While we could use a
dedicated translation platform, such as
Sounds good :)
another option is to create a multilingual platform
that serves as:
- the multilingual community wiki,
- the home for multilingual documentation,
- the platform for coordinating translation of software interfaces and
One way to do that would be to copy the infrastructure of
. Another way might be an appropriately
CMS instance (Drupal, Tiki, Wiki Suite, Cyclope?, etc.).
I would avoid setting up on our servers something needing a periodic
maintaining effort. Unless we really need it.
I have not looked at the GitHub Wiki, but it almost
have an advanced translation interface (let me know if it does). Using
mono-lingual platform seems to me like a sub-optimal way forward given
the diversity of languages in the LibreRouter project.
Gollum (Github wiki engine) doesn't support multilingual, but clearly
you can make a directory for each language.
Pro "Hosted by someone else":
- The TranslateWiki platform has users who enjoy translating
software interfaces, and they're more likely to translate LibreMesh
stuff that's on their server, so using their server might result in
translations of higher quality in more languages.
- The complexity of maintaining the server is handled by someone else,
so we can focus on what we're already doing.
These are both great points.
A good thing of Github wikis is that they support writing in Asciidoc
(which is the same way we write the pages for our website), for example:
so contents could be easily fetched and included in our website.
Another good thing of it is that's basically a git repository, you can
clone, pull and push contents from a Github wiki.
So, the solution I like the most is:
* use Github wiki (Gollum hosted by Github)
* move the whole lime-web/docs directory content (which is the
documentation) or even all the *.txt files from lime-web (all the
contents from the website) to the wiki of lime-packages repository
* continue using asciidoc syntax also for wiki
* keep the repository open for write to everyone
* fetch contents from the wiki and include them in our static website
built with Jekyll, this would be painless
* use directories for separating different languages on the Github wiki
(sub-optimal but easy), while on our website the multilingual stuff
is already implemented (I checked: Jekyll finds the files even when
moved to another directory)