[Mono-list] Why there is no wiki for mono project ?

Petit Eric surfzoid at gmail.com
Fri Oct 9 10:48:22 EDT 2009

2009/10/9 Jonathan Pryor <jonpryor at vt.edu>:
> On Fri, 2009-10-09 at 00:00 -0700, j23tom wrote:
>> I'would love to see mono had more up-to date documentation,
> If you're running linux, you can run the 'monodoc' program and edit and
> submit documentation from within it.
> (Granted, it's a terrible editing experience, but it does work.)
>> so the question is why there is no wiki for mono
>> project ?
> There is a wiki (mono-project.com is all wiki), but (1) class library
> documentation is not stored there, and (2) editing is restricted because
> we're afraid of people ruining our pages.  (Yes, their changes could be
> easily undone, but we'd still need to be on the lookout, and if a page
> were changed we'd likely need to be told it was changed in an
> undesirable fashion.)
Why don't keep this restricted area and an "free" one for the
community whose can speak about Mono ?

>> Are you afraid of copy/paste from MSDN ?
> Yes.  We've noticed numerous attempts at copying directly from MSDN via
> the monodoc submission mechanism.  The fact that we need to manually do
> this documentation checking also slows down the process.
> In summary, copy/pasting from MSDN isn't just a theoretical concern,
> it's an actual one, and given the size of the framework it's usually
> easier to just hit MSDN directly (for BCL types).  Mono-specific types
> should be documented in svn (using mdoc(5) XML), so updating those docs
> is easily done for anyone with commit access, and those are periodically
> synced with the website.
>  - Jon
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