Turning a Wiki into PDF is a very laborious idea. It's possible, but you lose all the benefits of it being a Wiki (also it goes through XSLT, Latex, PDFLatex etc. and loses a bunch of stuff in the process).
Well I don't know yet how I could do this.
It could also do html pages instead.
I have to browse the net a bit to know more.
We can host a Trac project for PegasosBook, and single pages could be converted to PDF easily.
I don't know "Trac", is it http://trac.edgewall.org/
But if things can be converted to PDF, that's just great.
I think most people don't really download PegasosBook and print it, it's just an offline convenience and it would only be done for parts of it (a page on Linux install, or a page on something else relevant) rather than the entire manual.
Yes, I think splitting things would be a good idea anyway. I would also be better for low speed connections.
By the way I loathe the concept of a Wiki, I think they are unmaintainable, unnavigable messes which do not give users any more information than simply correctly formed and pretty HTML can. The kind of information that goes into a Wiki is usually the same as we have in our Articles range; and the kind of effort required to put it into a Wiki is greater. Also, if nobody is writing articles for PPCZone verbatim, nobody is going to edit into a Wiki either.
yes... Well it's the only collaborative easy way I know. But as you say, very few people help, so it might be easier for me to do html pages with a look close to an ebook output.
Also; administering 1000s of new accounts for Wiki admin (PHPBB and Wikis don't integrate well) just to edit data, and the pure adminstration hassle of vetting pages, stopping spammers and rogue or nasty edits, it's just too much.
I agree... that's the main problem for me. The hackers are really a problem to this kind of collaborative work.
Anyway, bbrv just found a way to remotivate me ;-)
So maybe I will do html pages instead but I really would like to find a way to convert pages to PDF.