raboof wrote:Frankly, I never understood why this is an either-or question: why couldn't we have a web-based CVS/SVN frontend that, for all practical purposes, looks and feels like a wiki? 'wiki people' could use that, and those more comfortable with their own favourite CVS/SVN clients would be happy, too.
raboof wrote:The fact that none of the popular wiki softwares work like this seems to suggest this is not an option in practice, but I don't see why .
It would be good if there's also a wysiwyg way to contribute to the scores.. but I think nted or Rosegarden can give a solution for this...
raboof wrote:The 'wikitex' extension for mediawiki looks cool, too: it allows lilypond code in the wiki pages: http://wikitex.org/
In the name of all the co-admins of www.LinuxMao.org, wich is a Tikiwiki  web site, I would like to know if there is an interest for any kind of collaboration in the field of (pirmarily) non-english Linux audio wikis ?
Sometimes ago one of our members, who is multilingual, expressed the wish to translate ours pages in german and spanish, which was favorably received by other members, later a polish user asked to translate part of our content for his own site (BTW, everything is under CC share alike license and there is no need for authorization). Then started the idea to ask here if there are other non-english people who want to involve themselves in the same kind of site but in their own native language. Either imitating us or cloning our "concept".
It's been 3 years that we run "Linuxmao" and we have reached over 1000 members (MAO stands for Musique Assistee par Ordinateur=Computer Aided Music). As non english linux users, we do have the need of reappropriation of all the english resources on the net. This has turned into a website specially aimed at easing newbies's life, as well as sharing various original infos for our advanced users. Our contents are not really encyclopedic but deal with a selection of the best applications for which we try to provide up to date informations and quick starter guides. Our site is not only a wiki, there are some forums, a megaphone (which is a quick chat box that adds some life), a news section that often pick up the news from LAA, an IRC channel on freenode (#linuxmao) and recently we started a collaborative Open CD project (files are shared via bittorrent). Well, this is a community web site. Smile
At the moment most of our articles are not yet complete, after all a wiki is an ever evolving thing and will be never really finished. But for sure it's been a very satisfying experience seeing this site evolving constantly with new interesting members arriving with fresh ideas. It would be great to share this to a higher (transnational) level.
So, the intent of this mail is to ask several questions here:
* Are there already some non english sites, specially in Spanish or German, about audio and computer music under Linux ? If not, are there some people here who would want to start one ?
* Would there be some interest to create a webring, some sort of collaboration between all of theses (possible) sites ?
* Then, what could be this collaboration (we have a member that has written scripts to handle properly the translation of the Ardour manual, for instance).
* Would it be pertinent to envision an user centric english site, wich could serve as the reference and the source for all the localized versions ? And, as theses kind of community sites provide forums wouldn' it help to gather a broader audience, given that mailing lists like LAU (yet great) lack a little of usability and accessibility ?
* Is there an interest for Tikiwiki as the CMS technology ? It would be possible to collaborate at this level too, sharing tricks and improvements. We are thinking about sharing a starter kit with already set up various modules so that people who would want to adopt TW will quickly get a working site like us.
nathan wrote:I checked out the Linuxmao.org site, and it is very cool!
I think it would be great to collaborate with them regarding wiki content, userguides, etc, especially if it's as easy as translating with Babelfish or Google translator. It seems like they are completely open to this, so I think it would be fine for any of our users translate content for our wiki. Let's make sure we link back to them in the wiki articles, though, so as give others even more resources for learning about music and Linux.
We've already kind of invested in the phpBB platform for the forum, though, so I don't plan on migrating to the Tiki suite.
Also, was this a post to the LinuxAudio mailing list? I'd like to contact the administrators directly regarding the webring idea. That could also be very cool.
studio32 wrote:Can't we have both? The tiki suit with a link to the phpBB platform forum? I think it can and that is nice...
not only the lau list, read your own forum better! :/
nathan wrote:studio32 wrote:Can't we have both? The tiki suit with a link to the phpBB platform forum? I think it can and that is nice...
The whole point of Tiki is to be "all -in-one" which of course has its advantages as well as disadvantages. Right now it seems kind of pointless to merely use part of the Tiki system if we're not going to use the whole thing.
nathan wrote:I'll be checking into to available extensions for that.
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