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Dave Miller justdave at bugzilla.org
Thu Oct 18 19:29:34 UTC 2012

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Gervase Markham wrote on 6/27/12 8:25 AM:
> On 25/06/12 12:50, Byron Jones wrote:
>> what's wrong with having different namespaces: 
>> http://wiki.bugzilla.org/docs/4.0/en/html/ 
>> http://wiki.bugzilla.org/docs/4.2/en/html/
> One problem with this is that, AFAIK, MediaWiki has no "Copy Tree" 
> function which would allow us to say:
> "Take everything under http://wiki.bugzilla.org/docs/trunk and copy
> it to http://wiki.bugzilla.org/docs/4.4".
> If there is such an extension, point me at it :-)
> The second is that it's much harder to apply a patch to multiple 
> branches on a wiki which is only editable over the web.

I'm reviving a really old thread here, but it appears we never came to
a final conclusion on it yet...

developer.mozilla.org recently changed their backend software.  The
new software is very wiki-like for editing documentation pages.  You
can request an edit be reviewed by someone else before it goes live
(optionally right now - probably wouldn't take much to make it force
that).  On the roadmap is per-product skins and context-sensitive page
display (set a dropdown for what version/OS/whatever you're running it
on and the docs update to match, so we could do version-specific
documentation and make the new stuff only show up on the page for the
newer versions, etc).

Mozilla has developers being paid to add those features since they
need them for Marketplace/Addons.mozilla.org integration.  It'll
probably be 3 to 6 months before the software gets up to that point
but with those features in place it strikes me that it might be a
really good match for our needs to get a CMS backing our docs instead
of using Docbook.

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