Should FAQ link be adapted to website FAQ, not (outdated) Wiki FAQ?

Asked by Hachmann on 2015-08-25

Sorry to ask this here - I wasn't sure if this is an Inkscape-docs thing or an Inkscape thing.

Currently, the link inside Inkscape goes to the Wiki page http://wiki.inkscape.org/wiki/index.php/FAQ, which has not been updated regularly, in contrast to the same, actively translated, FAQ on the Website: https://inkscape.org/en/learn/faq/

I guess my question is: Should we adapt the link, or the Wiki, or both?

(Martin repeatedly said he intended the main website to contain all relevant info. Brynn and I are maintaining the FAQ there, while the other one is currently unmaintained.)

If you're not the one to ask, please direct me where I should put this.

Thank you!

Question information

Language:
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Status:
Solved
For:
Inkscape-docs Edit question
Assignee:
jazzynico Edit question
Solved by:
jazzynico
Solved:
2015-09-10
Last query:
2015-09-10
Last reply:
2015-09-10
Launchpad Janitor (janitor) said : #1

This question was expired because it remained in the 'Open' state without activity for the last 15 days.

Hachmann (marenhachmann) said : #2

Sorry, this 'poking' wasn't intended - but yes, I still need an answer, I guess...

Best jazzynico (jazzynico) said : #3

> I guess my question is: Should we adapt the link, or the Wiki, or both?

I'd say both. The links must go to the website, and the wiki should redirect lost users, or at least show a notice about the page deprecation.
None of the two tasks is related to inkscape-docs, but I'm going to update the links in the UI and translations (no need to add a new report).

Thanks for noticing the bug!

Hachmann (marenhachmann) said : #4

Okay, then I'm going to add a notice to the Wiki page. Thank you very much, Nicolas!

Hachmann (marenhachmann) said : #5

Thanks jazzynico, that solved my question.

jazzynico (jazzynico) said : #6

JFYI, the new link no longer needs to be translated. https://inkscape.org/learn/faq/ (without en/) will be automatically redirected when a translation exists.

Hachmann (marenhachmann) said : #7

Yes, I know.

And with version 1.4, it will even stay in the language indicated by the user's cookie/session/browser preference, so that the menu will be the correct one (blanks filled in with English pages/links), even if the requested page doesn't exist for that language.

jazzynico (jazzynico) said : #8

The Help>FAQ menu now links to the website (rev. 14355).
While I was at it, I also updated the man and keys links for German, Greek, Japaneese, and Chineese_TW languages.

Hachmann (marenhachmann) said : #9

I've updated the Wiki now to include notices for all languages, also asking for help with translation if missing or incomplete. I really hope everyone will be okay with that...