[Cabal] FAQ and support.pidgin.im

Richard Laager rlaager at wiktel.com
Tue Oct 31 12:16:06 EST 2006

On Tue, 2006-10-31 at 12:11 -0500, Luke Schierer wrote:
> On Tue, Oct 31, 2006 at 10:48:15AM -0500, Ethan Blanton wrote:

> > I don't know jack about so-called "web programming", but if one of us
> > does, maybe we could write a FAQ parser and frontend that does more or
> > less the same thing as the current sf.net FAQ (reads some textish
> > files and compiles them), but with a data format that doesn't suck.
> > It shouldn't be too hard, for example, to come up with some semi-sane
> > way of putting each entry (or each section) in its own file and tying
> > them together.  Or whatever Luke's requirements are, as he largely
> > manages the FAQ.
> I've done some of it.  I could write faq stuff myself, I just hesitate
> to do so, because its just as easy to make mistakes in "web programming"
> as it is in real programming.  Being the only user of something makes
> the odds of discovering a bug only when it hits hard high.  I also have
> no experience using anything other than .htpasswd auth, and that makes
> me even more reluctant to take this on.

I've done plenty of web application development, and I can help if
needed. I don't know that I have the time to do the entire thing by
myself, but if it's simple, I suppose I could.


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