Gnucash wiki

Geert Janssens geert.gnucash at
Thu May 18 13:55:53 EDT 2017

Oh, and probably important as well: while I am very interested in seeing 
improvements to the wiki, I am not in a position to actually bring the change 
about. I personally have enough to do as it is. So... if you care as well, 
please seriously consider stepping up and offer a helping hand. Chance are 
nothing will change otherwise :)



On donderdag 18 mei 2017 19:25:20 CEST Geert Janssens wrote:
> Hi,
> A recent thread on a page in our wiki on lots raised the potential pitfall
> of having draft pages in our wiki as rightfully pointed out by David T.
> I don't consider me a wiki maintainer really though I have contributed to
> some pages. This minor incident did get me thinking though. And I want to
> discuss the following question with a broader audience:
> What do we want our wiki to be ?
> A few statistics [0] for those interested in contributing to this
> discussion:
> 1. The wiki currently has 221 real content pages [1] of varying quality and
> usefulness.
> 2. In addition there are 310 additional related pages like redirects, talk
> pages,...
> 3. There are 12 admins, of which only a handful is still active as far as I
> know (and I didn't know *I* was one of them)
> 4. Looking at the content pages list, I find about 53 pages are ancient
> release announcements or readme files for obsolete gnucash versions.
> In its current form it's a mixed bag of all kinds of content
> - pages attempting to guide contributors in helping out in different forms
> - pages attempting to help users with common or less common issues
> - reports of past events
> - some of these pages are generic, others are platform dependent,...
> - however most pages don't specify their intent clearly so in several cases
> it's difficult to judge whether the page is for what you are looking for or
> not
> - some pages have current information, others are for historical interest
> only - ...
> So what do we want to achieve with the wiki ?
> Do we manage to achieve it ?
> I believe we would be beneficial find an answer to these questions so we can
> more clearly guide the content creation in the wiki.
> From what I see the wiki is currently rather chaotic. I realize wikis
> usually are. However I think a wiki can be more. So a few first
> suggestions:
> - At the very least the content that's there could do with some structuring
> (again a concept not native to wikis), for example by making better use of
> well thought out categories.
> - Depending on the answer to my first question, I would also propose to drop
> certain pages, to start with the obsolete announcements and README pages.
> From there I'm very open to other suggestions to improve it. Please join in!
> Regards,
> Geert
> [0] Gathered from here:
> [1]
> title=Special:AllPages&hideredirects=1
> _______________________________________________
> gnucash-devel mailing list
> gnucash-devel at

More information about the gnucash-devel mailing list