[Python-ideas] Encouraging more use of the Python wiki

M.-A. Lemburg mal at egenix.com
Wed Jan 7 09:49:55 CET 2015

On 07.01.2015 00:21, Wes Turner wrote:
> On Tue, Jan 6, 2015 at 5:04 PM, M.-A. Lemburg <mal at egenix.com> wrote:
>>> https://mail.python.org/mailman/listinfo/pydotorg-www
>> Yep, that's the list.
>>> https://www.python.org/dev/pydotorg/website/
>> That page explains the old python.org website system. It
>> doesn't have anything to do with wiki.python.org.
> My mistake. That page does seem outdated.
> I must've been looking for one level up:
> https://www.python.org/dev/pydotorg/

Sorry to say, but that content is outdated as well :-(

> What content should be version controlled with the website?

The current python.org website is a mix of code and templates
in github repo, content/data stored in a database and a (for
various reasons) homegrown CMS to manage pages such as
the ones you found.

There's work underway to replace the homegrown CMS with a
standard more feature rich one, which will hopefully allow us
to open up site editing to way more volunteers than we
currently have.

wiki.python.org is a separate VM, which doesn't have anything
to do with www.python.org. The VM runs a more or less standard
moin installation, which uses its own version control system
(you can access this via the "info" link on the pages).

>>>> We need people who have experience in technical writing and
>>>> a passion to maintain informational resources.
>>>> FWIW: A change of tools won't magically give us better content.
>>> A boost in familiar usability could encourage effortless contributions.
>> The wiki does support ReST syntax if you don't like the wiki
>> markup:
>> http://moinmo.in/HelpOnParsers/ReStructuredText
> Ah, thanks!

Marc-Andre Lemburg

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