[Python-Dev] Python wiki

Éric Araujo merwok at netwok.org
Mon Sep 27 22:36:25 CEST 2010


Le 25/09/2010 10:20, anatoly techtonik a écrit :
> On Fri, Sep 24, 2010 at 1:27 AM, Nick Coghlan <ncoghlan at gmail.com> wrote:
>> That's a good point actually... why *isn't* there a pydotorg-wiki-sig?
>> (Aside from the obvious point of nobody ever asking for one).
> Because Yet Another Mailing List doesn't solve the problem.
> If you need one - go Google Groups like packaging folks did.
> Python ML are:
> 1. require dedicated admin to update, who is not a member of the group
> 2. don't have search
> 3. don't have optional thread subscription
> That's already enough to seek better platform for collaboration.
This is debatable.  Google Groups require a Google account, are not
controlled by python-dev, require JavaScript to view the archives, don’t
send MIME digests.  The public archives for python.org MLs are indexed
by Web search engines and are therefore searchable.

Re: thread subscription, there is a setting about topics in the mailman
admin but I don’t understand it.  I suppose a good email client can do
something equivalent.

> Community can perfectly manage the stuff without dedicated admins if
> there is a gameplay in it.
I don’t agree with the split between admins and community.  Admins are
just trusted people from the community (which includes python-dev).

> My advice - subscribe people editing page by default (a checkbox near
> submit button).
+1 wholeheartedly.

>> With an admin team behind it, you can also make more use of ACLs to
>> flag certain parts of the wiki as "official" by making them only
>> editable by certain people
I don’t know if this would be noticed enough to change the image of the
wiki.  I had started reviewing and updating all pages pertaining to
distutils and distutils2 some months ago, and I viewed the wiki as a
collaborative area to hash things out, before they can become official
code or docs.


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