[Pipet Devel] Wiki for Piper?

J.W. Bizzaro jeff at bioinformatics.org
Sun Aug 27 21:30:46 EDT 2000

Brad Chapman wrote:
>         During the BOSC/ISMB conference that Jeff and I were at last
> week, I became a serious Wiki convert, and was thinking that Wiki might
> be the solution to lots of documentation needs for Piper.

Yeah, I like Wiki.  I met with Gary yesterday, who is here in Boston, and told
him about Wiki and said that we should install it on the server.

> 1. It is a web only format, so it couldn't be distributed as pdf,
> postscript, etc. I guess to get around this we would just need to have
> someone put together documentation in a format like LaTeX once a Wiki
> page got interesting enough to deserve it. Or, Wiki could just be
> something that goes along with documentation.

HTML can be converted to PostScript (I don't know about direct conversion, but
you can save a web page as a PostScript file in Netscape for Unix), and
PostScript can be converted to PDF.

> 2. It could get messy if no one goes in and cleans it up every once in a
> while.

I suppose that is true of many things in life :-)

J.W. Bizzaro                                           jeff at bioinformatics.org
Director, Bioinformatics.org: The Open Lab     http://bioinformatics.org/~jeff
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