Relation to community wikis
There are already several community wikis out there, most known is gentoo-wiki.com. In spite of this given situation, we started this official wiki, because most Gentoo developers and others will not contribute to the community wikis, but only to an official wiki.
We asked the g-w.com operators to merge with the Gentoo Wiki project. After some discussion they rejected.
The Gentoo Wiki herd is aware of the fact that there will be duplicated effort, because the goals of the wikis overlap. However, the reasons to start the official wiki do not change.
This wiki encourages the localization of pages. To support this effort the wiki uses the translate extension to approach concerns about the quality and outdateness of translated pages. The extension offers in-wiki features to translate english original pages to localized pages. Additional wanted automatic features are:
- Pages will be translated section by section instead of the whole page at once. So several translators can share the work.
- Showing in percent how complete the translation is. The untranslated sections are displayed in the english original on the not-yet-complete translated pages, so the information are complete instead of cutted.
- Warn about and highlight outdated (in terms of translation) sections on translated pages.
- The language bar lists only translated pages.
The Gentoo Wiki project is aware of the fact that original pages in other languages than English are not possible and of the slight overhead of the solution. However, the increase in quality outweighs the disadvantages.