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Aaron Carlisle (Blendify) added a comment to T61848: Path to preferences is wrong in the help documentation.

This is fine, this is more of a known issue. Hopefully soon I will have time again to work on this.

Fri, Feb 22, 5:33 PM · Documentation
Dalai Felinto (dfelinto) closed T61848: Path to preferences is wrong in the help documentation as Archived.

Not sure we are taking reports on the outdated manual. There are plenty of things there that are outdated. The images for instance.
@Aaron Carlisle (Blendify) I closed this, feel free to open if you think you want to keep track of those.

Fri, Feb 22, 3:28 PM · Documentation

Thu, Feb 14

Tobias Heinke (TobiasH) added a comment to T51080: Blender Manual 404 page redesign .

So, I wrote the extension: a fragile patchwork of ways making the links absolute. Split between the template, the extension, the inline script.
The version is set to 'dev': that's bad for the old versions (solution: server redirect number to 'dev' , has to be updated every release, so no)
home links (/index) are not fixed, solutions: inline script loop over all 'A's; slow, thus bad for mobile
or maybe it can be done in the extension I'll try it *later.

Thu, Feb 14, 8:20 PM · Documentation

Wed, Feb 13

Yevgeny Makarov (jenkm) added a comment to T51172: Blender Documentation Roadmap.

Is there any chance to see the possibility of online editing? At least, with the most simplified features for small edits.

Wed, Feb 13, 9:58 AM · Documentation
Yevgeny Makarov (jenkm) added a comment to T56342: FIle downloads: re-evaluate .

It seems easier not to use the .blend files in the manual at all. Тoo many problems.

  • not one of the current files will not work/look well in 2.8
  • license (contributor may upload something is not suitable)
  • security (py-files or other executable code)
  • and so on

There may be links to external files in the see more section, for example files from developers in release logs.

Wed, Feb 13, 9:52 AM · Documentation

Thu, Feb 7

Julien DUROURE (julien) closed D4082: Documentation for glTF 2.0 exporter.

Doc is now commit into documentation svn

Thu, Feb 7, 10:54 AM · Documentation
Julien DUROURE (julien) accepted D4082: Documentation for glTF 2.0 exporter.
Thu, Feb 7, 10:53 AM · Documentation

Mon, Feb 4

blend-it (blend-it) added a comment to T42765: Italian translation (Blender UI and manual).

Grazie. Il manuale necessita di un bel po' di lavoro, se riesci a metterci mano sarebbe molto utile!

Mon, Feb 4, 4:35 PM · Documentation, Translations

Fri, Feb 1

Brecht Van Lommel (brecht) added a comment to T48096: New Wiki.

@Tuomo, note box removed.

Fri, Feb 1, 5:15 PM · Documentation, Infrastructure: Websites
Tuomo Keskitalo (tkeskita) added a comment to T48096: New Wiki.

Glad that you like the result! Cheers for ye olde wiki! :-)

Fri, Feb 1, 5:00 PM · Documentation, Infrastructure: Websites
Dan McGrath (dmcgrath) added a comment to T48096: New Wiki.

Let's consider this resolved then.

I have left a copy of the tarball in /root/en.blender.org.tar.bz2. Feel free to grab a copy (~5.5G). This contains the vhost docroot, the old txt only dumps, and the database dump.

I wouldn't know what to do with that file, I just imagined you had someplace to archive these kinds of things.

Fri, Feb 1, 3:44 PM · Documentation, Infrastructure: Websites
Brecht Van Lommel (brecht) updated the task description for T48096: New Wiki.
Fri, Feb 1, 3:40 PM · Documentation, Infrastructure: Websites
Brecht Van Lommel (brecht) closed T48096: New Wiki as Resolved.

Let's consider this resolved then.

Fri, Feb 1, 3:40 PM · Documentation, Infrastructure: Websites
Dan McGrath (dmcgrath) added a comment to T48096: New Wiki.

I forgot to mention that the old vhost docroot files have be entirely deleted, as well as the original database. The old docroot is a mere empty skeleton, needed to satisfy the Apache docroot path, as well as provide a means for Certbot (Lets Encrypt) to acquire its certificates. Once the snapshots rotate enough, the space from the old files will be reclaimed.

Fri, Feb 1, 3:29 PM · Documentation, Infrastructure: Websites
Dan McGrath (dmcgrath) added a comment to T48096: New Wiki.

Good to hear.

Fri, Feb 1, 3:25 PM · Documentation, Infrastructure: Websites
Brecht Van Lommel (brecht) added a comment to T48096: New Wiki.

Redirects are working well.

Fri, Feb 1, 2:36 PM · Documentation, Infrastructure: Websites
Brecht Van Lommel (brecht) updated the task description for T48096: New Wiki.
Fri, Feb 1, 2:33 PM · Documentation, Infrastructure: Websites
Brecht Van Lommel (brecht) triaged T61097: Wiki: port code architecture docs as Normal priority.
Fri, Feb 1, 2:30 PM · Infrastructure: Websites, Documentation
Brecht Van Lommel (brecht) updated the task description for T48096: New Wiki.
Fri, Feb 1, 2:28 PM · Documentation, Infrastructure: Websites
Brecht Van Lommel (brecht) updated the task description for T48096: New Wiki.
Fri, Feb 1, 2:27 PM · Documentation, Infrastructure: Websites
Dan McGrath (dmcgrath) added a comment to T48096: New Wiki.

Great! I guess that the 2 remaining points (Utilities and Delete the old read-only PHP wiki) can be wrapped up as well?
After that, I propose to close this task and move any other todo to separate topics, tagged as Documentation.

Fri, Feb 1, 11:50 AM · Documentation, Infrastructure: Websites
Francesco Siddi (fsiddi) added a comment to T48096: New Wiki.

Great! I guess that the 2 remaining points (Utilities and Delete the old read-only PHP wiki) can be wrapped up as well?
After that, I propose to close this task and move any other todo to separate topics, tagged as Documentation.

Fri, Feb 1, 11:21 AM · Documentation, Infrastructure: Websites
Francesco Siddi (fsiddi) updated the task description for T48096: New Wiki.
Fri, Feb 1, 11:16 AM · Documentation, Infrastructure: Websites
Dan McGrath (dmcgrath) added a comment to T48096: New Wiki.

Thanks @Tuomo Keskitalo (tkeskita)! And thanks @Brecht Van Lommel (brecht).
From a quick look the archived wiki seems to be running well in all its legacy glory.
Looking forward to the last steps that Dan will perform.

Fri, Feb 1, 1:25 AM · Documentation, Infrastructure: Websites

Thu, Jan 31

Francesco Siddi (fsiddi) added a comment to T48096: New Wiki.

Thanks @Tuomo Keskitalo (tkeskita)! And thanks @Brecht Van Lommel (brecht).
From a quick look the archived wiki seems to be running well in all its legacy glory.
Looking forward to the last steps that Dan will perform.

Thu, Jan 31, 11:54 PM · Documentation, Infrastructure: Websites
Dan McGrath (dmcgrath) added a comment to T48096: New Wiki.

Now it's just a matter of setting up a redirect from en.blender.org to archive.blender.org/wiki and taking the old wiki offline (I guess we keep a backup).

@Dan McGrath (dmcgrath), can you do that?

Thu, Jan 31, 1:41 AM · Documentation, Infrastructure: Websites

Wed, Jan 30

Brecht Van Lommel (brecht) added a comment to T48096: New Wiki.

It looks great, I found no problems. Thanks a lot for doing this.

Wed, Jan 30, 8:38 PM · Documentation, Infrastructure: Websites
Don McCurdy (donmccurdy) updated the diff for D4082: Documentation for glTF 2.0 exporter.

Include most recent documentation changes from GitHub repo.

Wed, Jan 30, 8:02 PM · Documentation
Don McCurdy (donmccurdy) added inline comments to D4082: Documentation for glTF 2.0 exporter.
Wed, Jan 30, 7:58 PM · Documentation
Don McCurdy (donmccurdy) updated the diff for D4082: Documentation for glTF 2.0 exporter.

Corrected a typo.

Wed, Jan 30, 7:57 PM · Documentation
Julien DUROURE (julien) added a comment to D4082: Documentation for glTF 2.0 exporter.

@Brecht Van Lommel (brecht): Thanks for the commit rights :)

Wed, Jan 30, 5:27 PM · Documentation
Don McCurdy (donmccurdy) added inline comments to D4082: Documentation for glTF 2.0 exporter.
Wed, Jan 30, 5:19 PM · Documentation
Brecht Van Lommel (brecht) added a comment to D4082: Documentation for glTF 2.0 exporter.

@Julien DUROURE (julien), you have commit rights to the documentation repository, so you can go ahead and commit this.

Wed, Jan 30, 5:09 PM · Documentation
Julien DUROURE (julien) added a comment to D4082: Documentation for glTF 2.0 exporter.

@Martin Capitanio (capnm) : Documentation is how addon should work.
If you detect a bug, please open an issue upstream (https://github.com/KhronosGroup/glTF-Blender-IO), but comments into documentation is maybe not the best place to keep trace of it.

Wed, Jan 30, 4:59 PM · Documentation
Martin Capitanio (capnm) added inline comments to D4082: Documentation for glTF 2.0 exporter.
Wed, Jan 30, 6:08 AM · Documentation

Tue, Jan 29

Don McCurdy (donmccurdy) added a comment to D4082: Documentation for glTF 2.0 exporter.

Quick ping on this change – I'd like to point new users to this documentation when possible. Thanks!

Tue, Jan 29, 4:55 AM · Documentation

Mon, Jan 28

Jacques Lucke (JacquesLucke) closed D4270: Trivial Language Correction.

https://developer.blender.org/rBM4563

Mon, Jan 28, 4:24 PM · Documentation
Brecht Van Lommel (brecht) added a comment to D4270: Trivial Language Correction.

There is no way to commit as a different author in svn. Instead you can write like "Contributed by Cecil Churms." in the commit log.

Mon, Jan 28, 4:10 PM · Documentation
Jacques Lucke (JacquesLucke) added a comment to D4270: Trivial Language Correction.

@Brecht Van Lommel (brecht), I managed to download the repo, applied the patch and build it. How should I commit it? Can I commit it as someone else?

Mon, Jan 28, 4:08 PM · Documentation
Jacques Lucke (JacquesLucke) accepted D4270: Trivial Language Correction.
Mon, Jan 28, 4:01 PM · Documentation
Brecht Van Lommel (brecht) added a member for Documentation: Sebastian Parborg (zeddb).
Mon, Jan 28, 3:40 PM
Brecht Van Lommel (brecht) added a reviewer for D4270: Trivial Language Correction: Jacques Lucke (JacquesLucke).

For bigger changes it's best to involve @Aaron Carlisle (Blendify) and @Tobias Heinke (TobiasH), but other than that it's absolutely fine to review and commit for the manual.

Mon, Jan 28, 3:36 PM · Documentation
Brecht Van Lommel (brecht) removed a reviewer for D4270: Trivial Language Correction: Documentation.
Mon, Jan 28, 3:33 PM · Documentation
Jacques Lucke (JacquesLucke) updated subscribers of D4270: Trivial Language Correction.

@Brecht Van Lommel (brecht), may I accept and merge changes to the manual? (I'm not even sure if I have commit rights)

Mon, Jan 28, 2:49 PM · Documentation
Cecil Churms (CecilChurms) added a comment to D4270: Trivial Language Correction.

This is a precursor to more documentation improvements, especially along language usage lines (spelling, grammar).

Mon, Jan 28, 2:47 PM · Documentation
Cecil Churms (CecilChurms) created D4270: Trivial Language Correction.
Mon, Jan 28, 2:44 PM · Documentation
Francesco Siddi (fsiddi) closed T60943: Wiki: Bad word wrapping inside lists as Resolved.

Wrapping has been tweaked for page width over 992px.
ol, p, ul and center were set to max-width: 60%, now they will follow max-width: 80%.

Mon, Jan 28, 12:17 PM · Documentation
Sergey Sharybin (sergey) renamed T60943: Wiki: Bad word wrapping inside lists from Bad word wrapping inside lists to Wiki: Bad word wrapping inside lists.
Mon, Jan 28, 11:26 AM · Documentation
Sergey Sharybin (sergey) assigned T60943: Wiki: Bad word wrapping inside lists to Francesco Siddi (fsiddi).
Mon, Jan 28, 11:25 AM · Documentation
Sergey Sharybin (sergey) created T60943: Wiki: Bad word wrapping inside lists.
Mon, Jan 28, 11:25 AM · Documentation

Sun, Jan 27

Tuomo Keskitalo (tkeskita) added a comment to T48096: New Wiki.

OK, I'm glad to inform you that the static old wiki baking is finished. The current version is uploaded temporarily to http://tkeskita.kapsi.fi/temp/en.blender.org and download package is available in http://tkeskita.kapsi.fi/temp

Sun, Jan 27, 5:12 PM · Documentation, Infrastructure: Websites

Sat, Jan 26

Brecht Van Lommel (brecht) closed T57037: Math node: new math modes as Resolved.

Already in the manual now.

Sat, Jan 26, 12:14 AM · Documentation
Brecht Van Lommel (brecht) closed T57037: Math node: new math modes, a subtask of T57004: 2.8 Rendering Docs (Parent task), as Resolved.
Sat, Jan 26, 12:14 AM · Documentation
Brecht Van Lommel (brecht) closed T57037: Math node: new math modes, a subtask of T57038: 2.8 Compositor (Parent Task), as Resolved.
Sat, Jan 26, 12:14 AM · Documentation
Brecht Van Lommel (brecht) added a comment to T57024: Move cycles docs.

What is the purpose of this change? Putting a major topic like Eevee or Cycles on a deeper subpage makes it harder to find. And it would break many external links to Cycles docs for no clear reason.

Sat, Jan 26, 12:05 AM · Documentation

Jan 23 2019

Francesco Siddi (fsiddi) added a comment to T48096: New Wiki.

I would recommend having a clear message stating that the wiki contains legacy information and to visit wiki.blender.org for the active wiki documentation. Something along the lines of what @nBurn (nBurn) suggested.

Jan 23 2019, 4:58 PM · Documentation, Infrastructure: Websites

Jan 20 2019

Tuomo Keskitalo (tkeskita) added a comment to T48096: New Wiki.

Third retrieve is proceeding (slowly), and in ~4 days it should be finished. At that time (before running html processing for all pages) I need feedback about suggestion in T48096#594983 by @nBurn (nBurn) to change warning text (and add link to an explanatory page). @Inês Almeida (brita_), @Francesco Siddi (fsiddi), @Aaron Carlisle (Blendify), anyone: do you agree? What URL to add for explanatory page? Some page in new wiki? Or better to leave warning as it is now?

Jan 20 2019, 5:26 PM · Documentation, Infrastructure: Websites

Jan 13 2019

Tuomo Keskitalo (tkeskita) added a comment to T48096: New Wiki.

It looks like old Mediawiki doesn't want to work nicely with php7. Also there's no guarantee that the result will look anything like the current one, so I guess its gonna be a new 10 d crawl..

Jan 13 2019, 2:41 PM · Documentation, Infrastructure: Websites
Tuomo Keskitalo (tkeskita) added a comment to T48096: New Wiki.

Hi, I'm now contemplating to do another full retrieve, so this would be a perfect time to make decisions about suggestions from @nBurn (nBurn) in T48096#594983. Anyone else also want those changes?

Jan 13 2019, 9:45 AM · Documentation, Infrastructure: Websites

Jan 7 2019

Brecht Van Lommel (brecht) abandoned D4171: Fix T44508.

Thanks for the patch, but I don't think the intent of the original task was to add prefixes for In/Out. that should already be clear from the UI and not cause any problems in the Python API. Rather it was to rename to "Vector1" and "Vector2" for example.

Jan 7 2019, 5:28 PM · Documentation, User Interface, Nodes, BF Blender
Tuomo Keskitalo (tkeskita) added a comment to T48096: New Wiki.

Yes, the only special pages currently included are the edit and history pages. Technically, all those specials (non-existing parent page, what links here, recent user contributions for User:X pages) can be added, if someone else also seconds this motion? "What links here" and "recent user contributions" could be retrieved to e.g. links.html and contributions.html located under page folders. I don't think they would add too much to archive size, it would just take me time to do it.

Jan 7 2019, 5:18 PM · Documentation, Infrastructure: Websites
Vaishnav S (padthai) added a reviewer for D4171: Fix T44508: User Interface.
Jan 7 2019, 4:34 PM · Documentation, User Interface, Nodes, BF Blender
Vaishnav S (padthai) added reviewers for D4171: Fix T44508: Julian Eisel (Severin), William Reynish (billreynish).
Jan 7 2019, 4:12 PM · Documentation, User Interface, Nodes, BF Blender
nBurn (nBurn) added a comment to T48096: New Wiki.

There seems to be some weirdness going on if wiki user's created subpages without a base page.

Jan 7 2019, 12:41 AM · Documentation, Infrastructure: Websites

Jan 6 2019

Tuomo Keskitalo (tkeskita) added a comment to T48096: New Wiki.

I would keep all the deleted pages and their redirects. This would avoid broken links.

Jan 6 2019, 5:13 PM · Documentation, Infrastructure: Websites
Inês Almeida (brita_) added a comment to T48096: New Wiki.

I would keep all the deleted pages and their redirects. This would avoid broken links.
I don't think that the asccii character issue is is a good compromise as this will result in broken links? Or maybe I misunderstood something.

Jan 6 2019, 12:33 PM · Documentation, Infrastructure: Websites

Jan 5 2019

Vaishnav S (padthai) retitled D4171: Fix T44508 from Revision for T44508 to Fix T44508.
Jan 5 2019, 1:55 PM · Documentation, User Interface, Nodes, BF Blender
Vaishnav S (padthai) added a project to D4171: Fix T44508: Documentation.
Jan 5 2019, 1:50 PM · Documentation, User Interface, Nodes, BF Blender

Jan 2 2019

Brecht Van Lommel (brecht) closed T60037: Single column layout breaks file browser as Resolved by committing rB8063d72b08d2: Fix T60037: single column layout breaks file browse button..
Jan 2 2019, 7:24 PM · User Interface, Documentation, BF Blender

Jan 1 2019

Robert Guetzkow (rjg) added a comment to T60037: Single column layout breaks file browser .

I believe this is a bug and unless use_property_split should not be used in certain situations. If that is the case the documentation should reflect this.

Jan 1 2019, 11:54 PM · User Interface, Documentation, BF Blender
Robert Guetzkow (rjg) added a project to T60037: Single column layout breaks file browser : User Interface.
Jan 1 2019, 11:51 PM · User Interface, Documentation, BF Blender
Robert Guetzkow (rjg) renamed T60037: Single column layout breaks file browser from Single column layout breaks file dialog to Single column layout breaks file browser .
Jan 1 2019, 4:27 PM · User Interface, Documentation, BF Blender
Robert Guetzkow (rjg) created T60037: Single column layout breaks file browser .
Jan 1 2019, 4:24 PM · User Interface, Documentation, BF Blender

Dec 31 2018

Tuomo Keskitalo (tkeskita) added a comment to T48096: New Wiki.

Ok, new version of archived wiki is available temporarily for review at http://tkeskita.kapsi.fi/temp/en.blender.org/

  • Page list available in text and html formats. Pages now include also deleted pages and redirections to deleted pages. Page count is 53173 53209 out of 53221, and all page directories listed in the XML dump have index.html, so I think it is now pretty much complete.
  • Includes index.html, edit.html and history.html pages for each wiki page. History page lists date and username of 50 latest edits.
  • Page names may contain underscores instead of spaces, and they should both be found. This was done by creating directory symlinks like "Release_Notes" that point to "Release Notes". Is this OK?
  • All links to en.blender.org in pages have been converted into relative paths, so this can be freely placed in any directory and links should work. Since the whole script size is now 350 lines, the current bash script is attached here (updated version 2019-01-04):

Dec 31 2018, 4:40 PM · Documentation, Infrastructure: Websites
Brecht Van Lommel (brecht) added a comment to T48096: New Wiki.

Agree, I wouldn't worry too much about fixing every broken link. It's nice if it doesn't take too much time, but for an archived website it's ok if only the basics are functional.

Dec 31 2018, 2:15 PM · Documentation, Infrastructure: Websites

Dec 30 2018

nBurn (nBurn) added a comment to T48096: New Wiki.

I wouldn't worry about saving the full edit history. I'm not sure how you could preserve that without a significant increase to the total size and file count of the wiki archive. It might be helpful to see who the last 50 or 100 people that edited the page are (and maybe the first 50 edits), but if someone needed more info than that they could download the wiki data dump.

Dec 30 2018, 8:02 PM · Documentation, Infrastructure: Websites

Dec 21 2018

Brecht Van Lommel (brecht) added projects to T59721: GP: Primitive Documentation: Grease Pencil, Documentation.
Dec 21 2018, 5:34 PM · Documentation, Grease Pencil
Tuomo Keskitalo (tkeskita) added a comment to T48096: New Wiki.

I've been wondering about history pages. After pages are static it will not be possible to do comparisons between versions, so you will only see who edited the page last and when. Is it still interesting to save history page? @Inês Almeida (brita_)?

Dec 21 2018, 4:24 PM · Documentation, Infrastructure: Websites
LazyDodo (LazyDodo) added a comment to T48096: New Wiki.

I was browsing the scraped copy last week, and bumped into a searchbox somewhere, we'd probably have to get rid of those otherwise users will use them and make tickets that it is not working.

I guess you mean the quick search on lower left corner? Good idea! I'll also remove the "Page" menu from top right and "Wiki" menu from bottom right.

Dec 21 2018, 2:58 PM · Documentation, Infrastructure: Websites
Tuomo Keskitalo (tkeskita) added a comment to T48096: New Wiki.
  1. The old wiki contains deleted pages, such as this, which redirects to here which is deleted. wget does not want to download such pages. Is it OK to leave these pages out, or should I try to find some way to get also them in? My script is collecting a list of these failed pages, let's see how long it gets.
Dec 21 2018, 2:23 PM · Documentation, Infrastructure: Websites
Tuomo Keskitalo (tkeskita) added a comment to T48096: New Wiki.

I was browsing the scraped copy last week, and bumped into a searchbox somewhere, we'd probably have to get rid of those otherwise users will use them and make tickets that it is not working.

Dec 21 2018, 2:03 PM · Documentation, Infrastructure: Websites
Nam-Quang Tran (qforce) added a comment to T59685: Prevent confusion regarding specular input of Principled Shader.

Understood. I've created a post on Right-Click Select: post

Dec 21 2018, 12:42 PM · Documentation, BF Blender

Dec 20 2018

Brecht Van Lommel (brecht) closed T59685: Prevent confusion regarding specular input of Principled Shader as Archived.

It's a good suggestion, but we don't handle this kind of usability suggestion in the bug tracker.
https://wiki.blender.org/wiki/Communication/Contact#User_Feedback_and_Requests

Dec 20 2018, 11:34 PM · Documentation, BF Blender
LazyDodo (LazyDodo) added a comment to T48096: New Wiki.

I was browsing the scraped copy last week, and bumped into a searchbox somewhere, we'd probably have to get rid of those otherwise users will use them and make tickets that it is not working.

Dec 20 2018, 9:20 PM · Documentation, Infrastructure: Websites
Dan McGrath (dmcgrath) added a comment to T48096: New Wiki.
  1. @Dan McGrath (dmcgrath) : My script has stopped running a few times, wget says "Unable to establish SSL connection." When I try to continue, the page is loaded without errors. Any ideas what is causing this? I'm not choking the server, am I?
Dec 20 2018, 9:17 PM · Documentation, Infrastructure: Websites
Nam-Quang Tran (qforce) updated the task description for T59685: Prevent confusion regarding specular input of Principled Shader.
Dec 20 2018, 6:29 PM · Documentation, BF Blender
Nam-Quang Tran (qforce) updated the task description for T59685: Prevent confusion regarding specular input of Principled Shader.
Dec 20 2018, 6:20 PM · Documentation, BF Blender
Nam-Quang Tran (qforce) created T59685: Prevent confusion regarding specular input of Principled Shader.
Dec 20 2018, 6:19 PM · Documentation, BF Blender
noki paike (amonpaike) added a comment to T42765: Italian translation (Blender UI and manual).

@blend-it (blend-it) vorrei dare una mano nelle traduzioni e con il manuale in italiano..
piccoli compiti da eseguire..

Dec 20 2018, 5:31 PM · Documentation, Translations
Tuomo Keskitalo (tkeskita) added a comment to T48096: New Wiki.
  1. The old wiki contains deleted pages, such as this, which redirects to here which is deleted. wget does not want to download such pages. Is it OK to leave these pages out, or should I try to find some way to get also them in? My script is collecting a list of these failed pages, let's see how long it gets.
  2. The old wiki contains pages with non-ascii characters in their page names, which at least my ext4 filesystem does not like to use correctly as directory name, such as this. I'm gonna convert all special characters in page names into %XX hexadecimal representation, using wget option --restrict-file-names=ascii. That way the pages will at least be downloaded, but I think they will not be found if you just try to access the static wiki like this, instead they would be accessible like this which makes it impossible to read. This affects only the page name, the page contents is still intact. Is this compromise acceptable? This affects only non-english pages.
  3. Just realized that the static wiki URL for "Page" would be "https://archive.blender.org/wiki/index.php/Page, so the base path is /wiki/index.php and not just /wiki. Is that OK?
  4. @Dan McGrath (dmcgrath) : My script has stopped running a few times, wget says "Unable to establish SSL connection." When I try to continue, the page is loaded without errors. Any ideas what is causing this? I'm not choking the server, am I?
Dec 20 2018, 5:03 PM · Documentation, Infrastructure: Websites

Dec 16 2018

Dan McGrath (dmcgrath) added a comment to T48096: New Wiki.

Does the wiki log whenever someone tries to visit a missing page? That would be a good way to identify broken links.

Dec 16 2018, 6:55 PM · Documentation, Infrastructure: Websites
Tuomo Keskitalo (tkeskita) added a comment to T48096: New Wiki.

@Benjamin Humpherys (brhumphe) I don't know about mediawiki, but at least www server logs errors. Good idea to use those to make the final check, when I get there!

Dec 16 2018, 9:48 AM · Documentation, Infrastructure: Websites

Dec 15 2018

Inês Almeida (brita_) updated the task description for T48096: New Wiki.
Dec 15 2018, 9:43 PM · Documentation, Infrastructure: Websites
Inês Almeida (brita_) added a comment to T56342: FIle downloads: re-evaluate .

@Sergey Sharybin (sergey) why do you think the licensing rule is strict?
A public domain diagram of an algorithm can be uploaded with its original license and author if needed. I think public domain, other versions of CC and the licenses used in the previous Blender wiki are all perfectly fine.
The Blender Cloud says: "Unless notified otherwise, all digital content (webpages, video, artwork, 3D data) is available under the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0.". Blender Cloud textures are CC0. So these can also be uploaded with their original license.

Dec 15 2018, 5:55 PM · Documentation
Sergey Sharybin (sergey) added a comment to T56342: FIle downloads: re-evaluate .

@Inês Almeida (brita_), i am all for keeping things locally in terms where they belong to. Makes it easier to version, control consistency, and see where they actually are supposed to be put.

Dec 15 2018, 5:33 PM · Documentation
Inês Almeida (brita_) added a comment to D4015: Use of upper and lower case letters in Blender Manual.

I am very sorry to hear this. I am also sorry that I took over a week replying.
Please don't be discouraged by feedback or by people disagreeing, it only means that people care.
Specially with text, there can be endless discussions about wording and commas which can be frustrating.
Maybe you picked controversial topics? Can you give a second try to writing new content? With 2.8 there are exciting new opportunities to write entirely new chapters about Grease Pencil Object layers, groups and visibility.
The Blender documentation needs *you* :)

Dec 15 2018, 5:31 PM · Documentation
Inês Almeida (brita_) updated subscribers of T56342: FIle downloads: re-evaluate .

It's been some time without a reply.
@Sergey Sharybin (sergey) @Campbell Barton (campbellbarton) do you have anything against putting media files in the manual SVN under a new files/ folder in the root directory?

Dec 15 2018, 4:55 PM · Documentation
Tuomo Keskitalo (tkeskita) added a comment to D4015: Use of upper and lower case letters in Blender Manual.

thanks for your comment! Yes I abandoned my remaining few open tasks related to Blender Manual. My work during last month on Blender Manual has received mostly negative feedback and only few positive comments. I concluded that it is best for me to work on something else.

Dec 15 2018, 4:26 PM · Documentation
Brecht Van Lommel (brecht) added a comment to T51172: Blender Documentation Roadmap.

Yeah sure, except for "incrementally make changes" it's doesn't works and likely ends up in a mess.

Dec 15 2018, 3:55 PM · Documentation
Inês Almeida (brita_) added a comment to T51172: Blender Documentation Roadmap.

@Tuomo Keskitalo (tkeskita) I tend to agree with the other comments.
Updating the manual to 2.8 is already a huge task and I don't think it's very realistic to restructure it at the same time.
It would already be wonderful if you would pick up one section for something that is new or completely changed and make sure that's well documented.
Try the grease pencil! This is a very popular area that people are beginning to experiment with, including people who are totally new to Blender. It would be great to have official docs for it and a list of handpicked video tutorials to see different workflows and what can be achieved.

Dec 15 2018, 3:14 PM · Documentation