[maemo-community] The role of the docmaster

From: Murray Cumming murrayc at murrayc.com
Date: Mon Jun 15 18:16:00 EEST 2009
On Mon, 2009-05-25 at 16:24 +0200, Murray Cumming wrote:
> > 3. Create documentation infrastructure that can handle very big
> documents and is independent from format that is used to publish
> documents
> >   - Diablo Reference Manual and Training Material is now in Latex
> format and Latex can handle very big documents 
> >   - From latex we are able to generate all needed release formats
> e.g. for Frementle we are able to release same docs wit high quality
> as PDF docs, HTML docs and MediaWiki docs.
> >   - next output format will be Eclipse xhtml
> The developers who are able to help you are used to editing DocBook
> XML,
> gtk-doc and doxygen. The tools they use (library.gnome.org, DevHelp)
> use
> these formats.
> DocBook (and DocBook processors) has no particular problem with large
> files.
> DocBook is very standard and popular and can output to these formats
> with fop (or one of the even-better proprietary processors). Well it
> probably does not generate Mediawiki markup, because why on earth
> would
> you want to generate content for a wiki. Generated content should not
> be
> edited in the generated form.

Jarmo, could you confirm here that you 
- do indeed plan to generate wiki markup from the latex sources, and 
- do want those wiki pages to be editable, 
- and you really do expect those wiki changes to be reintegrated with
the original latex sources?
murrayc at murrayc.com

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