AltME: Red Docs

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Gregg
Looks like Gigaspaces uses a wiki, and Confluence is in their footer.
Ah yes, thanks Henrik.
To amend my earlier statements, a wiki as a platform is not the problem. The problem is putting up a wiki and expecting great documentation to appear, without someone to set up a structure, design, and maintain it. You need a leader.
james_nak
Gregg?
Gregg
I can't commit to being the leader just now. I'm happy to help though.
Henrik
I would write the structure as a dialect and sub-page generators from that. Each page would be a plain text file or a set of files which can be separately edited through a simple web interface.
Gregg
I'll try to get back later, to pull other doc links from the #Red group. In the meantime, here is one:
http://wiki.gigaspaces.com/wiki/display/XAP9/XAP+9.0+Documentation+Home
I like the upper right link categories: API docs, Forum, Blog, White Papers.
Find something to emulate, whatever it may be. Learn from others who have done this before.
Gregg
Gregg
This is an interesting approach: http://clojuredocs.org/quickref/Clojure%20Core
AdrianS
the Scala doc site seems pretty decent, as well: http://docs.scala-lang.org
Andreas
Oldes: nice mashup!

DocKimbel
We might have another good alternative option to the wiki (maybe easier and more flexible): use a github repo for all the    documentation pages in makedoc format, and have external export batch script to export them in HTML, PDF or whatever format.
I would be able to write most of the reference documentation, but would probably let the dictionnary be written by the community. The githun repo would allow for everyone to contribute while being filtered by one or several managers.
I would like to copy this extjs template component for documentation, with content in JSON format:
- http://docs.sencha.com/ext-js/4-1/#!/guide
- http://docs.sencha.com/ext-js/4-1/#!/api
I guess it should be search-engines friendly.
BTW, this extjs template handles user comments also....Not sure we would need it as it is possible to add comments to github source code.
So storing the docs in source format in a DVCS repo would allow us to generate static web pages for the docs, avoiding   (potentially painful) tweaking and maintainance of a PHP-based wiki engine.
DocKimbel
So, how does that option sounds to you?

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