Libreboot website is now wiki-like and we are looking for documentation contributors

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Joined: 04/03/2017

Hi everyone

We recently added an "edit this page" link to every page on the Libreboot website, which leads here:

We have recently made huge changes to the website:
* Site and documentation are now entirely written in Markdown, which is easy to use and very similar to the markup languages used on web-based wikis
* Made it more clear how to contribute patches with improvements/edits to the site, and how to get those changes merged on the site
* Started using web-based pull requests on, which is our Git hosting provider (similar to GitHub, but uses libre software)

We in Libreboot are currently short on people who can work on writing and maintaining good documentation.

Any help is appreciated! :)



I am a translator!

Joined: 10/31/2014

I see the libreboot website is English only. I can translate it into Italian maybe, that is if you think that would be useful. I don't know how many pizzanapolibella friends get interested in libremoot.. but, yeah, I can do that. Then you find a German dood, a French and a Spanish and you profit from internationalization ^^

Joined: 04/03/2017

Lack of translations is a long-standing issue. It should probably use GNU Gettext or similar, so that translated texts (compared to english) are reverted back to english automatically, if translations of certain texts are unavailable.

I'm not sure how that would be implemented in the current infrastructure, but feel free to poke around.
Patches welcome! :)

Joined: 12/31/2012

Perhaps one can do that with GNUN (a software which can take Gettext
.pot files in original language, and also .po files translating the .pot
to any other language, and in case the .pot changes, it either emits
warnings and actions accordingly), see
[[]], although *currently* GNUN is tied
to GNU web site layout.

- [[]]
- Palestrante e consultor sobre /software/ livre (não confundir com
- "WhatsApp"? Ele não é livre, por isso não uso. Iguais a ele prefiro
GNU Ring, ou Tox. Quer outras formas de contato? Adicione o vCard
que está no endereço acima aos teus contatos.
- Pretende me enviar arquivos .doc, .ppt, .cdr, ou .mp3? OK, eu
aceito, mas não repasso. Entrego apenas em formatos favoráveis ao
/software/ livre. Favor entrar em contato em caso de dúvida.


I am a member!

Joined: 04/09/2016

Leah, I'd be more than happy to work on improving/maintaining Libreboot's documentation. I've already downloaded Libreboot's Git, and have started work on the encrypted Parabola installation section.

I'll submit the changes for that article, as soon as I'm finished with it (should be done by either tonight, or tomorrow evening).

Joined: 04/03/2017

thank you :)

Joined: 04/03/2017

By the way, I don't use Parabola myself so I can't be of much use. There are several Parabola users in #libreboot IRC though, and swiftgeek uses Arch I think. So you might be able to get help on things if you get stuck.