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RE: How about a TWIKI page?

The reason there is no link from the main Cygwin page is that tWiki is
notoriously unfiltered, so there is no way to know whether the information
is correct.  The FAQ does pass through this filter (i.e., only the items
approved or confirmed by actual developers usually get into the FAQ).
With tWiki, the pages will have to be monitored by someone (most likely
Cygwin developers or the FAQ maintainer -- one more thing to monitor), and
either any incorrect information will have to be marked as such, or the
correct information will need to be marked approved -- both of which are
extra effort that will take up the developers' already short free
(volunteer) time.

Why not consider making the FAQ maintainer's job easier instead, and
submitting direct FAQ patches to this list?  That way, once your patch is
approved, it's easy to apply (no extra effort needed).  The FAQ file is
"winsup/doc/faq.texinfo" in the Cygwin sources (for instructions on
accessing the sources in CVS, see <>).

On Thu, 25 Sep 2003, Mark Paulus wrote:

> That could very well be the page I want(ed).  But,
> I think it should have a link off of the Cygwin Home Page,
> If it were there, then maybe others would more
> willing to contribute to it.  For Example, I do believe that
> Mark J. de Jong's instructions on how to set up an SSHD
> server would be good for the TWIKI.  As well as perhaps,
> "How to set up an RXVT title with bash", etc, etc.  Searching
> the mail archives is nice, if you have the time, know the key
> words, and are willing to run down all the little rabbit trails
> that get started.
> I also believe that using the TWIKI could relieve the FAQ
> maintainers jobs some.  Much of what's in the FAQ could
> be put in the TWIKI, and the FAQ can become a FAQ, not
> a container for all the distilled knowledge about Cygwin.
> On Thu, 25 Sep 2003 09:12:27 -0400, Dawson, David W wrote:
> >Just wondering, but
> >
> >Is the current "home of TWiki.Cygwin." at
> ><<>>
> >what you are looking for?
> >
> >Or are you looking for something different?
> >
> >       -David.
> >---------------------
> >David Dawson
> >
> >703-367-3885
> >
> >
> >-----Original Message-----
> >From: Marco Carnut []
> >Sent: Wednesday, September 24, 2003 10:47 PM
> >To:
> >Subject: RE: How about a TWIKI page?
> >
> >
> >Hi folks,
> >
> >Mark Paulus wrote:
> >
> >> Perhaps, instead of creating/adding all the issues that
> >> are coming up to the FAQ, how about running a
> >> TWIKI application, and linking it to the cygwin home page,
> >> and then using that as cygwin's "expert system"?
> >>
> >> Just a thought.
> >
> >I'm for it. I can even volunteer to host it, or, if someone else has a
> >better place, install/maintain it.
> >
> >Although I'm involved in writing a PKI-Enabled version of TWiki, I'd
> >reccomend using name-and-password for most users. Client certs, although
> >much more secure, are a pain to use in most browsers.
> >
> >--Marco "Kiko" Carnut, CISSP

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