[FM Discuss] my very own flossmanuals?

adam hyde adam at flossmanuals.net
Mon Jul 7 08:13:40 PDT 2008

hey Kurt,

As a quick first thing, to post to the discussion list you have to

ok...as for the other points...

> I really like the flossmanuals.net website, my compliments to all who built it!

Thanks! there was a team, I will pass on this to Lotte and Aco who did
the design and coding.

> One question a have: is the source for the "service" flossmanuals.net 
> available? I would love to build my "own" "documentation website" to play with.
> I understand, that it is basically twiki with "a handful" of plugins. But is there
> some information that defines exactly which ones?

It is TWiki built with a number of plugins we made ourselves, namely:

plus a fair amount of bending the TWiki engine into shape.

I would say it is not as easy as I like to take our plugins and make
something like FM without me or Aco. We would prefer it otherwise but
alas we simply do not have the time to make everything as generic as we
like. All code is released under GPL and in time it will be easier to
implement in any TWiki install.

> Some info on what I'm trying to do:
> This is (IMHO) the best platform I've come across to write "lager structured
> texts" collaboratively. I'm trying to add a "revise before release" functionality,
> or is there already something like this?

We have this. No content is published before it has been checked. All
writing occurs in the backend (http://www.flossmanuals.net/write) but no
manuals get published to the front page (http://www.flossmanuals.net)
until they are solid. Any updates are also kept back and published to
static html and static pdf once hey have been approved.

If I can help you implement the plugins with some advice or tips let me
know (you are welcome to email me directly -adam at flossmanuals.net). 


> Many thanks for your help
> Kurt
Adam Hyde
FLOSS Manuals

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