[wikka-community] Announcing the release of WikkaWiki 1.3.6

David Lee dlee at calldei.com
Thu Dec 25 04:22:25 UTC 2014

Thank you Brian !
One task I have had multiple volunteers attempt (then give up - what you get for free labor :)
is a way of 'Exporting' the wiki to a neutral  semantic structured form.
( Docbook would be nice :) but just turning the markdown into structural xml tags of any sort - possibly the intermediate form before HTML generation) would be awesome.
I had one person get about 90% there using a python script reverse engineering the markdown code ... but got abandoned.

Why ? 
I love Wiki for ease of authoring - I wouldn't have documented as much as I have without it ...
but its now "stuck" in one form - I can't produce a PDF or a Docbook or a standalone HTML or abbreviated per-command help ... all of that 'should be easy' - *would* be easy if the documents were  parsable into the semantic form before the presentation form.

Table of Contents is a great example - but imagine the whole thing in different forms - summary pages, standalone (offline docs), native OS .help files , 

A "wafer thin" task for your copious spare time :)
Or maybe a volunteer or two might contribute - I might be able to find some  , myself included, if the task was split up.

Without that - I face the no-win task of either dual-maintenance of the same content forever, or abandoning wiki and starting over with a more tedious but ultimately more efficient source markup  that can serve up more than one output format;    I doubt I'm alone either .... 

David A. Lee
dlee at calldei.com

-----Original Message-----
From: community-bounces+dlee=calldei.com at lists.wikkawiki.org [mailto:community-bounces+dlee=calldei.com at lists.wikkawiki.org] On Behalf Of Brian Koontz
Sent: Wednesday, December 24, 2014 10:36 PM
To: community at lists.wikkawiki.org
Subject: [wikka-community] Announcing the release of WikkaWiki 1.3.6

Just in time for Christmas!  Two new features:  A "table of contents"
generator that will generate a page index based upon the headings on the page, as well as a breadcrumb trail to keep track of previously-visited wiki pages.  Also a few low-levle security fixes and various bug fixes.

I'm sorry I've been slow in getting releases out (actually, there was a
1.3.5 release but I never had time to do the proper release tasks).  We really only have one active developer (myself) at the moment, and my life is rather busy right now.  That said, I just want to let you all know that WikkaWiki is alive and well.

The latest news and downloads can be found here:




Brian Koontz
Wikka Development Team
Systems Support and Random Tasking Dept.

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