Sorry for the delayed reply...
> My Two Cents: Yeah shorter targeted videos are definitely better IMHO. I
> like the view that you used for the SF Xiki Presentation (very Khan
> Academy) over the wardcunningham videos.
Great feedback. I'll probably stick to that.
> Any thoughts on a dedicated Xiki.org YouTube channel (over your personal
> YouTube channel)?
There is one, but I can't recover my password for it. They make you
enter the email address you used and I'm not sure what it is.
> (working on some other projects), but I'm going to start messing around with
> Xiki soon.
> Anyway to help with documentation/ tutorials?
Yeah, that would be fantastic. The install for Xiki is a bit rough at
the moment, so if you run into issues installing and you think of
improvements to the docs or the install process itself, be sure to
pass it along. Sending suggestions to this list is a good way to
> Wiki @xiki.org perhaps?
I've had a few ideas about ways do documentation. My latest thoughts:
While in xiki, it would be cool if, on any blank line, you could just
type a few words related to what you're tring to do, and double-click
on it to get help / documentation. Then a menu could pop up guiding
you in the right direction. For example, if you're looking for
documentation about running shell commands, if you type "shell" and
double-click, it expands to "shell commands" and redirects you to the
When you double-click on it, you can see if any of the menu items are
what you want, or expand the "docs/" menu (a convention I've been
using) to see descriptions and examples you can double-click on.
| You can run shell commands by typing things like this:
| In current dir.
@ $ ls
| In other dir.
Many of the docs/ menus point have "See Also" sections that point to
other similar menus.
I've been building up the docs/ menus over time. If I type something
I think people might reasonably type and there's no menu for it, I
just type what I think the menu should look like (often it just
redirects to another menu) and type as+menu (Ctrl-a Ctrl_m) to save
I'll do a screencast on this soon.
Also, re docs...
I've committed the initial versions of the short screencasts to
https://github.com/trogdoro/xiki/tree/master/etc/screencasts. As I
create them, I'll commit the finished versions. That way, people can
refer to them, as well as use them to demo xiki to other people.