[Slackdocs] News from the SlackDocs project

B.Lawrence nowbrians at yahoo.co.uk
Sun Dec 23 14:08:36 CET 2012

On 23/12/12 09:56, Marcin Herda wrote:
> On 22/12/12 21:54, Eric Hameleers wrote:
>> Hi folks!
>> Another two months have passed since I posted the first "news from 
>> the slackdocs project" update (see 
>> http://lists.alienbase.nl/pipermail/slackdocs/2012-October/000438.html)
>> Time for another post as promised.
>> The Slackware Documentation Project was established 4 months ago. 
>> After the initial flurry of activity in order to create a body of 
>> work which is useful and useable, we have apparently come into 
>> quieter waters. We still are an active project, but less so (on both 
>> the author and editor front) than in the first two months. That is 
>> not at all a bad thing. I think we have a lot of good content and I 
>> see our Wiki pages mentioned in forum posts. We were also mentioned 
>> in the Slackware 14 release notes 
>> (ftp://ftp.slackware.com/pub/slackware/slackware64-14.0/RELEASE_NOTES), 
>> something I forgot to mention in my previous post.
>> How are we progressing?
>> We currently have 244 registered user accounts in the Wiki and 111 
>> people subscribed to the slackdocs mailing list 
>> http://lists.alienbase.nl/mailman/listinfo/slackdocs . The section 
>> with HOWTO pages has grown to a full 98 pages, awesome! And our Wiki 
>> is fully internationalized, meaning that a crew of volunteer 
>> translators is working hard to make that content available to 
>> non-english speakers. Apart from the default english, we now have 
>> translations into 14 different languages: 
>> http://docs.slackware.com/slackdocs:languages . Sopme translations 
>> are more complete than others, so if you speak one of the supported 
>> languages and wish to contribute to the project by translating one or 
>> more english pages (or even parts of pages) into your own language, 
>> we welcome you with open arms!
>> Along with 64 new Wiki useraccounts in the past two months, we had 
>> our first batch of spammers. I take that as a sign of our growing 
>> popularity ;-) I had to add some extra levels of protection from 
>> malicious user accounts: by default, a new user does not have edit 
>> right anymore until an admin grants him that right (usually the same 
>> day). The access control lists (ACL) for the pages had to be 
>> tightened a bit as well to accomplish this.
>> For the curious among you: the Wiki has public statistics at 
>> http://docs.slackware.com/slackdocs:stats and I keep some non-public 
>> statistics as well. These stats pages are part of the Wiki's admin 
>> section and cannot be made public unfortunately. Therefore I made a 
>> PDF print of the access statistics of the past two months - see the 
>> attachment.
>> Do you miss something that should be part of our Wiki? Let us know, 
>> by emailing one of the admins, posting to the mailing list or asking 
>> in one of the Wiki's "talk" pages. Someone might step up and write 
>> that page for you. Do you have some specialized Slackware related 
>> knowledge which you wish to share with the community? Write a Wiki 
>> article for us! We welcome your contributions.
>> Thanks for listening. We witnessed the "end of the world" and came 
>> out unharmed. If you want to have a fond memory of 2012-12-21 then 
>> you can apply the Slackware Mayan LILO theme 
>> (ftp://ftp.slackware.com/pub/slackware/slackware64-14.0/source/a/lilo/slack14.0.2012.bmp 
>> which has been installed into 
>> /usr/doc/lilo-23.2/sample/slack14.0.2012.bmp if you are running 
>> Slackware 14 or -current). Otherwise it is time to celebrate 
>> Christmas (if you are into that) and look forward to the new year. 
>> Happy holidays to all of you!
>> Cheers, Eric on behalf of the admin & editor staff
>> -- Eric Hameleers <alien at slackware.com>
> Thank you very much.
> Best wishes to everyone!
> regards
> Marcin
> _______________________________________________
Hi Everybody,
Yes, I think the Project is a success, lots of interesting and 
informative HOWTOs, etc. And it's still in its infancy, really.
Hope you all have a Merry Christmas (or whatever excuse you can find for 
enjoying yourselves :-D ).
All The Best,

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