[Gambas-user] Trashed Docs on Wiki
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Thu Oct 20 18:44:31 CEST 2005
On Thu October 20 2005 02:02, Emin Huseynov wrote:
> Why dont you guys have a static help system, and additional
> forum for community discussions.
> Wiki is not the best way to store help info like this.
When we started the wiki, the Gambas documentation consisted of
one Staroffice document. The idea of the wiki was to get people
to contribute more and more documentation and to allow us to
easily change the structure of the documentation. To a degree,
Some people complained about the documentation for Gambas 1.0,
but compared to some of the other high-level languages I've used
under Linux, it was a dream. (It was also a dream compared to
VB5 and VB6, which apparently don't install the documentation by
default, so whenever I visit a client who has done the
installation themselves, I end up having to google for the
And it would have kept working, except every other project in the
world started doing the same thing and some Russian and Chinese
spammers learned to abuse wikis.
Benoit has written a new, much faster, much more
translation-friendly, and much more structured wiki which is
included in the Gambas 2.0 beta series source. It requires the
administrator to manually add users, which will eliminate the
problem with spambots registering accounts and polluting the
documentation. It's much closer to a traditional CMS (which is
what I think you're describing) while still allowing
contributions of stuff like example code which is essential to
community-based documentation.... as proven by MySQL even before
the popularity of wikis.
> I can help with any kind of php/mysql programming if needed
Benoit's CMS is actually written in Gambas, serving as a pretty
awesome example of what Gambas can do in a CGI context, and does
use MySQL as a back end. But since it's part of the Gambas
source tree, why not post any of your improvements to it on
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