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Re: overview

On Tue, 2007-10-23 at 08:00 +0800, Marc Wiriadisastra wrote:
> On Mon, 2007-10-22 at 13:43 -0700, Karsten Wade wrote:
> > On Tue, 2007-10-23 at 00:10 +0800, Marc Wiriadisastra wrote:
> > > The first four paragraphs slightly modified of the Overview page in
> > > fedora.  Reference to the base version is
> > > http://www.fedoraproject.org/wiki/overview . The bit below is my
> > > additions/manipulations.  Thoughts would be great.
> > 
> > BTW, another way to do this is to put a draft page up in your personal
> > wiki namespace (MarcWiriadisastra/Drafts/Overview).  Then you can put in
> > the original content, save it, then modify, save that, and capture the
> > difference between the two:
> > 
> > http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/MarcWiriadisastra/Drafts/Overview?action=diff&rev2=2&rev1=1
> > 
> How would I transfer the original bits apart from an edit and copying
> and pasting.

That's how, just edit > copy > paste.

> > A diff provides exactly what changed and the context of it.  
> > 
> > In this case I just did a full edit of the original page a few days ago,
> > so I can do a mental diff. :)  For that matter, I could do the reverse
> > here and provide you a diff of your original against my edits, but what
> > the heck, I'll try to do them inline. :)
> > 
> I'll try to generate diffs in the future but I didn't know it existed.
> Thanks for the info.

Yeah, there really isn't a process that we've written down, just an idea
of how it might be done efficiently.  Hope it helps, that's all. :)

> > Is this the entirety of the page as you envision it?  Or is this just
> > the section that appears above the table of contents?
> > 
> Only the first section since doing it in sections is easier than
> rewriting the whole thing and trying to rearrange it then. Although my
> documentation experience is minimal so I'll pass to people who have more
> knowledge.

This is also where a personal namespace draft can help.  You can work it
up entirely how you'd like it to appear.

- Karsten
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