Moving our doc development to the KDE userbase wiki

Valorie Zimmerman valorie.zimmerman at
Sun Dec 15 07:21:36 UTC 2013

Hi folks,

Right now, we are creating our documentation on the Ubuntu wiki
system, which is moinmoin. This worked OK last release, but we had no
translations, and the move to the 'permanent' display place of required quite a bit of fiddling, as did the
ISO version, which had broken links and such.

Aaron and I have been discussing trying to get our docs onto
Mediawiki, which has a translation plugin. I've been leery about
suggesting our own install, having dealt with the spam on the Amarok
wiki in the past. The KDE wiki system is wonderfully administered, has
no spam to speak of, and most important of all, has not only the
translation plugin, but willing translators.

I wrote to the KDE-WWW list, to the KDE-Doc folks, and finally to the
KDE-Community list about this, and so far, the discussion seems very
positive. By the way, if you aren't a member of the KDE-Community
list, join!

And look at the archives if you want to see the compliments, such as:
"The kubuntu docs wiki seems to me to be quite elegant." :-)

Any translators reading this: what do you think? Have you worked with
the Mediawiki translation plugin?

All the best,



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