[pmwiki-users] Using PmWiki for authoring a book
Tom Backer Johnsen
backer at psych.uib.no
Thu Aug 24 07:00:17 CDT 2006
Ian Barton wrote:
>> Some colleagues and I ara planning a textbook, and one of the ideas
>> that came up was to use a wiki to collaborate on the text. Does
>> anybody have experience in this direction?
>> I have downloaded PmWiki and have just started looking at it. With my
>> very limited experience with the subject I am wondering how to set it
>> up. At least part of the project would have to be at least password
>> protected against unwanted editing, perhaps invisible to other that
>> the authors as well.
>> Any suggestions as to how to set the thing up?
> Wikis in general are ideal for collaborative text editing. Since all
> revisions are preserved people can go ahead an alter stuff, without
> worrying about potentially losing anything. It's also easy to compare
> edits side by side.
> You might want to consider dividing the text into sections according to
> who can edit/view it. You can then assign each section to a wiki Group,
> which can have appropriate edit/view permissions.
> You can assign permissions on a per page, or per wiki group basis. So
> just about any combination of edit/view permissions is possible.
> However, you need to think about exactly what you want to achieve before
> you start.
I have already been looking into the group idea without really
grasping the details. As long as I can restrict access to a group to
a small group of persons (the authors) and permit editing inside to
the same persons, it should be what I need.
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