[lubuntu-devel] LXQt wiki area

Phill. Whiteside phillwuk at gmail.com
Wed May 11 14:33:47 UTC 2016

Hi Boss,

as much as for this reason, having the LXQt wiki area 'sandboxed' in its
own area, away from our LTS's, point releases and standard releases just
makes sense. Our task page[1] is a large enough beast as it is, without
adding a duality which 16.10, 17.04 etc LXQt will bring. If, and when,
Canonical decide to migrate to WikiMedia that is their headache. My
headache is keeping the release notes, Wiki  and general media sites
updated as to where WE are up to. Not everyone is adventurous, not everyone
wants to put LXQt lubuntu onto their system - some crave LTS. Others are
chomping at the bit to play with LXQt, they know it is the future of
Lubuntu. Having the 2 wiki areas separate makes complete sense to me and,
it appears, also to the people who have cast an opinion on the matter[2].
As you know, Simon and Joern are both extremely committed and passionate
about LXQt, as such I'm 100% confident that they will keep the LXQt wiki
area updated thus removing a task from your good self. I also will be
looking forward to learning the new syntax!!! (Heck, if I can use yum and
apt, my brain will get used to two wiki syntaxes... eventually and with
much cursing :P ) Simon already has a server system with me and he and
Jason O'Doom will be tasked with the day to day upkeep of the area. Letting
them both get their hands on a production server where stability etc is
paramount will be great for them and also look good on their c.v.'s in the
future. Through my new, deeper, involvement with ubuntu-GNOME I've met a
person who also offers server space for zero cost. We are now looking at
offering each other free backup space for 'critical' machines such as will
be the wiki server and the one hosting lubuntu.me I do have occasional bad
dreams about lubuntu.me area checking in sick and will be delighted when
there is an automated back up, off site for it :)

Oh, and for a taster of how MediaWiki looks with *buntu on it?..
http://ubuntuguide.org/wiki/Ubuntu_Trusty All F/OSS. has ebook and multi
language support. And, we can use as much of it as we want ... it's fully
share and share alike licenced (I checked).

Kindest Regards,

1. https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Lubuntu/Developers/PrePostReleaseTODO
2. http://doodle.com/poll/ga6h8kde3sy85qgc

On 11 May 2016 at 01:03, Julien Lavergne <julien.lavergne at gmail.com> wrote:

> 2016-05-10 2:41 GMT+02:00 Simon Quigley <tsimonq2 at ubuntu.com>:
> > Phill,
> >
> > On 05/09/16 19:06, Phill. Whiteside wrote:
> >> As part of this testing, I will be making a server available for
> >> Mediawiki just the same as a WordPress one looks after our lubuntu site
> >> [2] We have tried to make moin 'sexy'[3] but let us not be under any
> >> illusion, moin wiki looks like a dinosaur... MediaWiki is the one that
> >> can look 'sexy'.
> >
> > While I think it's good to have a MediaWiki wiki, the Canonical
> > Community Team are already working hard on converting the Ubuntu Wiki to
> > MediaWiki. So while your motivation is greatly appreciated, in my honest
> > opinion, we should concentrate our efforts. It would be fun to play
> > around with though, to help out that team.
> >
> Do we have any ETA about this migration ? That could be quite
> different if we talk about weeks or years :-)
> Also, regarding the documentation of LXQt, IMO no need to rush to
> write some. LXQt may still change in term of UI, and we still don't
> have a final list of applications. Any piece of documentation may be
> outdated too fast, especially during this cycle if we succeed to make
> an ISO usable, we may have to make a lot of changes during this 6
> months.
> Regards,
> Julien Lavergne
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