That's great! I'm glad to see it back! Thanks to the people behind this mirror!
However, while I really applaud the effort, part of me wonder if that's the best approach. Now we have 2 versions of the dev-docs (this one, + http://dev-docs.exxoshost.co.uk/
), soon to be 3 when atariforge.org comes back on line (soon I hope!).
How do we know which one is the most up to date? Will they start differing now and have different content as new docs get added individually to each over time?
I was actually thinking of doing the same thing for the Atari Wiki that has been broken since a while: Mirror it somewhere (Content can be retrieved via the API), but I didn't want to be in this situation where we would have had 2 wikis with differing content (if we were to open the "new" one to new contributions)...
I'm not sure that's a big deal, of what a good solution could be, but that feels a bit concerning to me on the long run. Am I the only one feeling this way?
It feels to me all of this could benefit from a more "open" approach, where the content would be centrally managed perhaps using open source systems (GitHub or something?) with multiple people having access and able to contribute things. Currently most of these systems rely on the hard work of single individuals (which I commend!), but it doesn't seem like it can scale well on the long term...
It would be a shame to definitely lose these excellent resources because the people behind them moved away (which is fair enough, I myself have my share of abandoned projects
). This is perhaps an opportunity to hear other's people opinion on this topic?