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Subject: Re: [docbook] Best wiki engines or tools for wiki-to-docbook conversions?

Hi Jim,

Atlassian is offering free licenses of their Enterprise Wiki
'Confluence' for Open Source projects. It is the best wiki I know !
E.g. some projects of Apache are using Confluence too. In combination
with a free 'open source license' of Scroll Wiki Exporter
(http://www.scrollyourwiki.com) you can export to DocBook as well as
PDF. To get more information just visit the home page or contact me


On Thu, Apr 30, 2009 at 6:11 PM, Jim Campbell <jwcampbell@ubuntu.com> wrote:
> Hi All,
> I contribute to a Free Software project called Xfce (http://www.xfce.org).
> Xfce is a lightweight graphical desktop environment for Linux and BSD-based
> PC's. While the project itself is moving along fine, the project's end-user
> documentation is currently a bit out of date, and I've been talking with one
> of the developers about getting it updated.
> The project's current documentation is written in docbook, but as part of
> this effort, we want to make it easier for new contributors to write
> documentation without overwhelming them with the details of docbook. The
> approach we have in mind right now would be to have contributors use a wiki
> to compose the docs, and then output the content to docbook.  We have tools
> that allow translators to translate the docbook strings, and the original
> and translated docbook strings can then be output to html.
> With that in mind, in your experience, what open-source wiki engines (if
> any) provide the best output to docbook? If you can't think of any, what
> tools may provide the best means of converting wiki text to docbook?  The
> team currently uses dokuwiki as their wiki engine, but they are not tied to
> this.  Also, if you can think of an alternate workflow that may work better,
> please feel free to suggest that, too.
> Thanks very much for your consideration,
> Jim

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