[Scribus] Quark & Co.

Maciej Hanski ma_han2000
Sun Apr 22 12:31:20 CEST 2007

Thomas Zastrow napisa?(a):

> Peter, you are right. It's again a problem of different resources in 
> different places ... a FAQ, a wiki, a documentation, ... also there is a 
> FAQ in the wiki.
> Could it be that it is time to clean up the parts of the Scribus website 
> and perhaps merge some of them into one ...?

Let me quote from the Wiki Main Page:

"The documentation available here has been contributed by Scribus users
for Scribus users and is not authorised by the Scribus team ? for
official documentation please see Scribus Online Documentation"

So the message is rather clear: "Hey, this is just a wiki, refer to the
official docs, if in doubt".  Our  Scribus Wiki is an highly unofficial,
highly dynamic, independent exchange platform which is driven almost
entirely by Scribus _users_ (like Christoph, Gregory, or Ludi, myself,
and recently yourself too, to name only a few). They've spent hundreds
(literally!) of hours of their time shaping it, writing wiki docs, and
what's perhaps even more important, encouraging other people to take
part, to form a community around it. Now, at last, we've got a Scribus
Wiki community, and I must say I consider it itself a big achievement,
something the Scribus team can be proud of. In the meantime, many of
these people are quite familiar with using Mediawiki (it was a major
obstacle at the beginning more than 2 years ago), and are capable to
develop it in every direction they desire.

Sorry for these overlong explanations, but they'll hopefully help you to
understand, why the official docs and the wiki are to be treated
differently and never merged. Either sites docs.scribus.net and
wiki.scribus.net are differently licenced, have different scopes and
purposes (the  main purpose of the wiki is to get Scribus users to help
each other with their know how in a more well formed and reusable way
than this mailing list), and are managed by different people.

Besides, you've raised some valid questions about the structure  of the
Scribus wiki, but I'd rather discuss them within the Wiki (the
discussion tab of the Main page or even a separate discussion article),
and not on this mailing list. Please contribute your proposals there, or
even help to implement them.


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