The darktable user manual is largely outdated. Problem is it uses an esoteric kind of XML required by a brittle software stack (Saxon) to be compiled into HTML or PDF.
This complexity steers away many contributors.
But thanks to Chris Elston, @secretlifeofmatt and @paperdigits, it is being rewritten in Markdown with a better "tutorial" approach.
WIP : https://elstoc.github.io/dtdocs/
Contribute : https://github.com/elstoc/dtdocs
@mondstern because there will always be a newer, cooler and nicer plateform somewhere else, but at some point the job needs to be done. We can't switch platforms every year, it's too much overhead for everyone.
(To be clear, "the job" is developing image processing software, not developing migration scripts and other tools to set the tools to set the tools to do the job).
staying on Github is a matter of features. Leaving it would be a matter of ideology, at the expense of features. Besides, everything we host on Github is public anyway, the most private things would be email adresses but any other Git platform will store them in commits just as well.
Server run by the main developers of the project It is not focused on any particular niche interest - everyone is welcome as long as you follow our code of conduct!