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Re: [Maria-developers] Wiki to Knowledgebase Move


Lurking on maria-discuss when kids are asleep: Just wanted to say

Good work Bryan, Daniel and the rest of you!


On Sat, Aug 14, 2010 at 12:51 AM, Daniel Bartholomew <dbart@xxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> All,
> I have started (and over the course of the next week I will continue)
> moving several pages from http://askmonty.org/wiki to
> http://kb.askmonty.org
> With the Knowledgebase now in beta it is time to move the content over.
> The procedure I plan on using for this is as follows:
>  1. Copy the content of a page from the wiki into the Knowledgebase.
>  2. Add a link to the top of the wiki page notifying of the move and
>    giving a link to the new location of the page on the KB.
>  3. Add a redirect to the webserver config which automatically sends you
>    to the KB page if you click on a link to the wiki page.
> I wanted to let you know about it now so that you are not surprised
> when you click on a link in the wiki and end up in the Knowledgebase.
> After most of the pages which are slated to be moved have been moved I
> will start deleting the pages from the wiki. The pages won't actually
> be gone (because of MediaWiki's undelete functionality) but having them
> officially deleted brings closure to the page and prevents it being
> accidentally viewed and/or edited.
> The pages slated to be moved include all of the ones in the "Manual:"
> namespace and several of the ones in the "MariaDB:" section. An easy
> way to think of it is that all documentation-type pages on the wiki are
> going to move to the Knowledgebase.
> Pages the developers use for planning releases (such as the 5.2 TODO
> page) will not move. Pages developers use to document new features will
> be moved when the developer indicates the page has become stable and
> ready to be used as documentation. In the future, some features will
> likely be documented first on the KB, but I'm sure there will always be
> some which begin life on the wiki.
> The redirects will stay in place indefinitely since keeping them
> around is easy and painless.
> The wiki will not go away, it is going to continue to be a site the
> MariaDB devs can use for notes, plans, and so on. The look will also
> change to better fit this mission. The corporate info, for example, has
> already been moved to http://montyprogram.com so the navigation links
> at the top of every page (About Us, Business, Partners, etc...) are
> no-longer necessary.
> Let me know if you have any questions or suggestions.
> Thanks.
> --
> Daniel Bartholomew
> Monty Program - http://askmonty.org
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