Yesterday the move of the Gentoo Wiki for the Gentoo handbooks (whose most important part are the installation instructions for the various supported architectures) has been concluded, with a last-minute addition being the one-page views so that users who want to can view the installation instructions completely within one view.
Because we use lots of transclusions (i.e. including different wiki articles inside another article) to support a common documentation base for the various architectures, I did hit a limit that prevented me from creating a single-page for the entire handbook (i.e. “Installing Gentoo Linux”, “Working with Gentoo”, “Working with portage” and “Network configuration” together), but I could settle with one page per part. I think that matches most of the use cases.
With the move now done, it is time to start tackling the various bugs that were reported against the handbook, as well as initiate improvements where needed.
I did make a (probably more – but this one is fresh in my memory) mistake in the move though. I had to do a lot of the following:
<noinclude><translate></noinclude> ... <noinclude></translate></noinclude>
Without this, transcluded parts would suddenly show the translation tags as regular text. Only afterwards (I’m talking about more than 400 different pages) did I read that I should transclude the
/en pages (like
Handbook:Parts/Installation/About/en instead of
Handbook:Parts/Installation/About) as those do not have the translation specifics in them. Sigh.