Calling for Server Guide reviewers/contributors - - TRUSTY

Peter Matulis peter.matulis at
Fri Jan 3 04:58:01 UTC 2014

On 01/02/2014 03:52 PM, Tom Davies wrote:
> Hi :)
> I quite liked it's simplicity but is it possible to move the "Quick
> Search" feature to the top of the column (on the right) rather than
> leaving it at the bottom?
> The contents lists are quite long so people probably don't instantly
> realise the functionality exists.  Also putting it at the top-right
> would make it more consistent with other wiki's wouldn't it?  (err, i
> don't know now since i haven't checked for ages!)
> Anyway, good work so far!
> Congrats and regards from
> Tom :)
> On 2 January 2014 18:36, Mauricio Tavares <raubvogel at> wrote:
>> On Thu, Jan 2, 2014 at 6:13 PM, Peter Matulis
>> <peter.matulis at> wrote:
>>> On 12/13/2013 01:25 AM, William Van Hevelingen wrote:
>>>> Yeah...looks like those didn't get converted. It shouldn't be that much
>>>> effort to fix all the headers. The internal links will have to be fixed
>>>> too, maybe a sed script can fix them up.
>>>> I used sphinx to generate some html and posted it here:
>>>> Not really sure how to make the index/homepage work yet but this is a
>>>> work in progress. :)
>>>> Do you have any feedback so besides the other items you mentioned?
>>>> Btw `make lintcheck` is awesome. It reports on all the broken external
>>>> links and we can hook it up to continuous integration.
>>> Here is my own attempt, including some branding.  Feedback welcome.
>>> Yes, there are still broken links and the table of contents is too
>>> expansive.  I really like the streamlined markup (see 'Show Source' at
>>> the bottom of the TOC).
>>        I think it looks nice; I do like simple clean interfaces so you
>> can focus on content. How many header levels can you have with it?
>> With that in mind, now I have some free time I personally want to
>> figure out my ssh key issue and then populate some of the docs. For
>> that, I do not care about whatever format we choose; just make sure we
>> can convert from the current to the new style with as little pain as
>> possible.
>> In the mean time, I can work and flesh out my notes until I can start
>> working on those docs. I would like to be able to sit down on the
>> weekend and get stuff done. Ideally one topic per weekend.

After having spent a good part of the day going through just one file
(chapter) I now know how much work is involved:

1. A good number of external links are broken
2. All internal links are broken and require a new way of linking
(source and destination)
3. All admonitions (i.e. "notes" and "warnings") are crippled, but not
outright broken
4. All working external links *should* be changed to a new format
5. Heading organization need to be redone in all chapters.  All chapters
have multiple 1st level headings.  This is what was causing the
flattened/expansize table of contents I mentioned earlier.
6. More theme/customization work
7. Research how this conversion will affect the translators and come up
with a corrective plan

I can't do all this myself; I estimate there is about 120 hours of work
required.  Anyone?


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