Net Asset Calculation % suggestion: Wiki

Derek Atkins warlord at MIT.EDU
Thu Mar 13 10:40:52 CST 2003

Olaf Faaland <ofaaland at> writes:

> Hi,
> I've been testing RT, a ticket-tracker, and the folks who wrote it also have 
> an knowledge base tool, called RTFM.  I'd been considering setting up anyway 
> to see whether it works well.

Yea, I know of RT and RTFM.  Jesse (the author) is a friend of mine, and
lives a few blocks away....

> I'd be happy to set it up on a machine, give a summary of how good or bad it 
> seems to me, and let folks play with it if they want to.  The main catch I 
> would expect is that I haven't ever used such a tool before, so fine points 
> will go right over my head.
> Alternatively, we use TWiki at work and I'd be happy to discuss my experience 
> with that as well, or set one up and make it available for evaluation 
> purposes.

I think we'd have to run any of this past Linas...  Unless we decided
to run it on Sourceforge.

> In fact, (after a tool is chosen and set up) I also wouldn't mind combing the 
> mailing list to build FAQ entries, as long as it's OK that progress would ebb 
> and flow.
> Any votes for/against either TWiki or RTFM?

I dont think I have a strong preference.  I've never really used RTFM.
I think we need to bring Linas into this discussion to decide whether
we can run it on or whether we should run it on SF.

> -Olaf


> On Wednesday 12 March 2003 12:43 pm, Derek Atkins wrote:
> > David Hampton <hampton at> writes:
> > > On Wed, 2003-03-12 at 08:30, Derek Atkins wrote:
> > > > Personally I dont like wiki's.  For one thing they don't work when the
> > > > website is offline.  For another, they dont work when _I_ am offline.
> > >
> > > I think a wiki would work well for building a FAQ about gnucash, but I
> > > agree with Derek that it wouldn't work too well for developer
> > > documentation.
> >
> > Yea, for a FAQ a Wiki is great, and I would certainly encourage
> > someone to create a Wiki-based GnuCash FAQ....
> >
> > > David
> >
> > -derek

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