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New Mozilla Wiki Launches

Friday June 13th, 2003

Webfork writes: "I submitted an article I wrote about the University of Houston using Mozilla a few months ago. Well, I've continued to follow the project and, although I don't work for UH anymore, I've been working on a wiki (freely editable Web site) for Mozilla. I don't know if it'll be useful to anyone but I've tried to make it very easy to read and clear. I think it's a good overview of Mozilla and now it's time to give it back to the community by telling everyone about it.

"infoAnarchy has a great wiki site."


#2 infoAnarchy Mozilla Wiki vs Mozdev Wiki

by Mark_Watkins <markwatkins@eircom.net>

Friday June 13th, 2003 11:43 AM

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Now see what you did, you made me waste 15 minutes writing a reply to your post because you haven't looked at the sites you're talking about. I don't see any problem in these wikis co-existing as they serve different audiences with different needs, Mozdev and Users.

The Mozdev wiki is to help developers develop projects for and using Mozilla - e.g. How To Load XML, How To Build A Skin, XUL FAQ, and the first Starting Point is 'Project Ideas' - not ideal for new Mozilla users.

in contrast:

Webfork's wiki on infoAnarchy is to help (new) users - a nice summary of what the Mozilla is about and explanation of the features, links to Mozilla.org's documents on installation and the releases page, links to some of the more useful extensions, and some other stuff too - not ideal for Mozilla developers 'cos they already know all this.

The Mozdev folk wouldn't want instructions on how to get and install Mozilla and explaining what Tabbed browsing is any more than the user's wiki needs articles on 'How To Distribute A Browser' - they're just not appropriate. There would be no harm in the two linking to each other of course - that would be A Good Thing - but don't merge them.

Mark.