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LibreCAD wiki

zxq9
Hi everyone.

I've been pulled away from focusing on LibreCAD for at least a month or two because of a ridiculous work load in other areas. That also means I can't thoroughly document LibreCAD features for the manual for a while, either.

So I've opened the LibreCAD Wiki for public edits, and also opened public account creation.

The Good News:
- The wiki gets a lot of traffic, particularly for a part of the internet that hasn't been linked or announced anywhere (a lot being > 1k original visits a week). Most hits directed to the wiki pages are from the search strings "librecad manual" and "librecad wiki", in that order, coming from Google, Yahoo, Ask and Bing. So this should be legitimate traffic, not spam bots, which means public edits shouldn't be as dangerous as I originally thought they would be.

The Bad News:
- Until I can get back to organizing content into a coherent format the wiki may become a big blob or unorganized knowledge. If this starts to happen I will get down to organizing the content around December, so don't worry too much if the wiki starts growing hair. Anyway, unorganized knowledge is better than no knowledge at all, so I don't view this as so much of a problem as just part of the necessarily messy wiki building process.

If you have some spare time and feel the urge to write a quick explanation of a bite-sized subject (like "what is a spline?" or something similar) or a quick HowTo, please drop by!

The current canonical URL for the wiki is http://zxq9.com/librecad/wiki/ . If we move it in the future or re-map the URLs this will always be a safe redirection URL to use.
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Re: LibreCAD wiki

dxli
good job!

I think we should link this wiki address from the Help menu.

I do not enjoy the idea of linking to qcad page.

Thanks,

Dongxu Li

On Thu, Oct 20, 2011 at 6:46 PM, zxq9 [via LibreCAD] <[hidden email]> wrote:
Hi everyone.

I've been pulled away from focusing on LibreCAD for at least a month or two because of a ridiculous work load in other areas. That also means I can't thoroughly document LibreCAD features for the manual for a while, either.

So I've opened the LibreCAD Wiki for public edits, and also opened public account creation.

The Good News:
- The wiki gets a lot of traffic, particularly for a part of the internet that hasn't been linked or announced anywhere (a lot being > 1k original visits a week). Most hits directed to the wiki pages are from the search strings "librecad manual" and "librecad wiki", in that order, coming from Google, Yahoo, Ask and Bing. So this should be legitimate traffic, not spam bots, which means public edits shouldn't be as dangerous as I originally thought they would be.

The Bad News:
- Until I can get back to organizing content into a coherent format the wiki may become a big blob or unorganized knowledge. If this starts to happen I will get down to organizing the content around December, so don't worry too much if the wiki starts growing hair. Anyway, unorganized knowledge is better than no knowledge at all, so I don't view this as so much of a problem as just part of the necessarily messy wiki building process.

If you have some spare time and feel the urge to write a quick explanation of a bite-sized subject (like "what is a spline?" or something similar) or a quick HowTo, please drop by!

The current canonical URL for the wiki is http://zxq9.com/librecad/wiki/ . If we move it in the future or re-map the URLs this will always be a safe redirection URL to use.


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Re: LibreCAD wiki

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On Thu, Oct 20, 2011 at 8:57 PM, dxli [via LibreCAD]
<[hidden email]> wrote:

> good job!
>
> I think we should link this wiki address from the Help menu.
>
> I do not enjoy the idea of linking to qcad page.
>
> Thanks,
>
> Dongxu Li
>
> On Thu, Oct 20, 2011 at 6:46 PM, zxq9 [via LibreCAD] <[hidden email]> wrote:
>>
>> Hi everyone.
>>
>> I've been pulled away from focusing on LibreCAD for at least a month or
>> two because of a ridiculous work load in other areas. That also means I
>> can't thoroughly document LibreCAD features for the manual for a while,
>> either.
>>
>> So I've opened the LibreCAD Wiki for public edits, and also opened public
>> account creation.
>>
>> The Good News:
>> - The wiki gets a lot of traffic, particularly for a part of the internet
>> that hasn't been linked or announced anywhere (a lot being > 1k original
>> visits a week). Most hits directed to the wiki pages are from the search
>> strings "librecad manual" and "librecad wiki", in that order, coming from
>> Google, Yahoo, Ask and Bing. So this should be legitimate traffic, not spam
>> bots, which means public edits shouldn't be as dangerous as I originally
>> thought they would be.
>>
>> The Bad News:
>> - Until I can get back to organizing content into a coherent format the
>> wiki may become a big blob or unorganized knowledge. If this starts to
>> happen I will get down to organizing the content around December, so don't
>> worry too much if the wiki starts growing hair. Anyway, unorganized
>> knowledge is better than no knowledge at all, so I don't view this as so
>> much of a problem as just part of the necessarily messy wiki building
>> process.
>>
>> If you have some spare time and feel the urge to write a quick explanation
>> of a bite-sized subject (like "what is a spline?" or something similar) or a
>> quick HowTo, please drop by!
>>
>> The current canonical URL for the wiki is http://zxq9.com/librecad/wiki/ .
>> If we move it in the future or re-map the URLs this will always be a safe
>> redirection URL to use.

This looks like a great start! Thank you

Would there be a way for us to download/compile it into a series of
.html help pages so this can become a librecad manual? We don't have a
license to the qcad one, like dxli said. This can effectively become
the manual too