[coreboot] wiki backup

Martin Roth gaumless at gmail.com
Fri Jun 15 02:41:27 CEST 2018

On Thu, Jun 14, 2018 at 12:35 PM Leah Rowe <info at gluglug.org.uk> wrote:
> On 14/06/18 19:01, Martin Roth wrote:

> > * The wiki requires a separate login from everything else, which
> > has to be created manually.
> Not only that, but it wasn't clear how to get an account in the first
> place.

I guess I didn't realize that it was a problem.  If you clicked 'log
in' in the top of the wiki, it told you who to email along with their
"If you don't have an account and wish to contribute contact Stefan
Reinauer or Patrick Georgi and tell them what exactly you want to

> By the way, what do you think of the idea I floated in a previous
> message? My idea is to have some kind of web interface where a
> non-technical user who doesn't know how to use git can browse the
> documentation on the website and click "edit", which will take them to
> the appropriate markdown file in the repository. When they're done,
> they give their edit a title and description, which becomes the commit
> message, and their contribution gets sent to code review (Gerrit).
> How feasible do you think this would be?
> It would give some of the ease of use of MediaWiki as before, while
> still having all of the advantages that you listed.

I have no issue with that if someone wanted to work on it.  It might
still cause some difficulties because those people probably wouldn't
be able to respond to requests for updates in gerrit, and they
wouldn't necessarily follow the rest of the rules we have for
submitting to coreboot, but maybe those issues could be worked out.
Maybe a documentation administrator could shepherd the patches the
rest of the way through the process.

As far as feasibility, I'm sure it could be done, it would just take
someone committed to making it happen.


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