How do I edit the Fedora Wiki CustomKernel page?

Karsten Wade kwade at
Fri Jun 8 22:50:26 UTC 2007

On Fri, 2007-06-08 at 17:22 -0400, Sam Folk-Williams wrote:
> Chuck Ebbert wrote:
> > I want to update the documentation, but I can't
> > I'm in the EditGroup but it still says "Immutable Page".
> This is something I still don't understand...

It's two purposes, coming across each other.

Purpose 1 -- Fedora needs a "formal documentation location"; FDP needs a
way to make it easy enough to contribute that is also easy to publish to
the formal docs location.  For the Wiki, right now, that means Docs/ is
a formal publication location.  For reasons that are ideally somewhat
obvious, we don't want to give every contributor equal ability to
override formal content.  We don't do it for the kernel, we don't do it
for Web front-pages, or parts of the infrastructure, or build system,

Purpose 2 -- Fedora needs a community documentation location where
(nearly) anyone can edit, and it is recognized that the content is not
vetted the same as the formal content is.

Until we can separate those purposes into distinct locations (coming
this summer to a near you), we have to have
Purpose 1 override Purpose 2.

> Docs folks - can this page be made generally editable?

That all said, we could technically set an individual ACL for this
document so the e.g. all of EditGroup can edit it.

I guess I'm in favor of that, since I know you are watching edits and
will fix stuff, etc.  But you have to understand it is a rather
temporary fix, not a permanent solution.  In the near future, if you
want the Custom Kernel to continue being a main, formal piece of content
instead of a community documentation effort, getting changes in to is going to require a different yet
essentially similar process.

Is all that OK with you?

BTW, you may wonder why it matters to move content from community
documentation to formal project documentation.  Why keep two buckets?
It's mainly a tooling issue.  To get a document translated and available
for packaging (stand-alone for install (yum install admin-guide) or as
part of the distro), it needs to be in XML in CVS.  Ask anyone who has
tried to translate the Wiki ... as it changes daily ... to find out
which system is currently working better.

For anything where the Wiki or Plone is an editor for content directly
in CVS[1][2][3], we'll be able to skip the other in-between.  Still,
though, in the end, someone has to be responsible for approving/pushing
back changes to formal content ... just like with the kernel, etc.

- Karsten
   Karsten Wade, 108 Editor       ^     Fedora Documentation Project 
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