[FM Discuss] Archiving most of the books on write.flossmanuals.net - and how to do it.
mick at flossmanuals.net
Mon Nov 19 00:56:20 PST 2018
On 14/11/2018 21:53, Helen Varley Jamieson wrote:
> hmm, i'm not sure about that one either. is there a way to see which
> are the most viewed?
Not really, :(
Also, thinking about it a bit it may be more tactical to make a decision
based on what is most likely to attract editors and avoid duplication of
effort and help build on the existing community.
I was also thinking that the manuals that seem to date best are the ones
for established media / art / sound making tools rather than for
Interent Security ones.
For example the one on digital art foundations has probably dated better
than the ones on Interent Security.
Certainly, it's a great time to nominate one or more manuals to "look
after" if you are friendly member of the FM community and would like to
maintain a manual by doing some updates or even by providing direction
to some of the many volunteers we get.
Just email me if with a manuals of choice if you are interested in doing
> probably the UpStage manual doesn't need to be archived, as we have
> old versions on the website (i think ... we used to ... ) & i don't
> think anyone out there is using the old versions anyway. & hopefully
> in the not too distant future we are going to have a completely shiny
> new improved platform! :)
> h : )
> On 14.11.2018 02:15, mick at flossmanuals.net wrote:
>> Hi there,
>> This was a point that came up at the last FLOSS Manuals meeting.
>> The proposal was to archive most of the FLOSS Manuals content in the
>> process of moving to a new Booktype 2.x installation apart from
>> active or most valued ones , and for me to come up with a suggestion
>> on how to do that.
>> I've got a suggestion which is...
>> * Pick at top 20 of manuals which we would like to promote and try
>> to keep updated.
>> * Migrate those and any that have changed significantly since the
>> last migration to the current write.flossmanuals.net
>> * Update the web links of older manuals to point to the relevant
>> part of http://archive.flossmanuals.net/ for example one like
>> I actually think this could be a really positive thing, we get loads
>> of hits still, and lots of requests to get involved as volunteers but
>> it's not always clear where to get them started.
>> I think this kind of focus could really help.
>> I'm not sure the best way to pick the top 20 odd manuals however, any
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