Document your IBM i using Open Source MediaWiki
Automatically post basic information from text files directly into MediaWiki.
IBM i Spool files can be easily exported either manually or scheduled automatically to document anything on the IBM i, if you can print it you can export it to text.
Using MediaWiki you can track changes to automatically generated documents/spool files. You can also search all Wiki pages.
Use existing products on the IBM i, like security products, Change control products or even documentation products to generate spool files to export into MediaWiki.
This is done using two products:-
- Free small java application that connects to WikiMedia and imports text files from a directory of text files.
- IBM i Java Automated Spool File management, our product that remotely extracts spool files from the IBM i, this can be done interactively or scheduled.
So if you want to pull all of your daily reports from a specific Output Queue, the Spool Management product can be configured to sign in automatically to the IBM i and extract those reports.
This software runs from a PC and does not require anything to be installed on the IBM i. All you need is a User ID and password with access to the relevant Output Queue.
Or you may wish to use a hosting service to host your wiki.
A Wiki is an excellent choice to develop documentation and collaborate amongst your developers and users.