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Re: todo (was: RE: Questions about future)
The GNOME folk have example templates for writing your own DB documentation.
It's not the same as what we would want to have, but this may help
most new users.
I'm going to make two sets of templates, one in SGML, the other in LyX.
I'd like to do a WP9 version as well, but the documentation is sparse on the
Windows version, and rumors say that it doesn't exist in the Linux world.
I've been using UNIX for 10 years now and the only command I know in Emacs is
how to get out. Or was it help. I forget. The more tools we can provide
to authors to help them write, the better.
Gregory Leblanc wrote:
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: David Lawyer [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org]
> > Sent: Monday, May 01, 2000 6:30 PM
> > To: Gregory Leblanc
> > Cc: email@example.com
> > Subject: Re: todo (was: RE: Questions about future)
> > On Mon, May 01, 2000 at 01:25:15PM -0700, Gregory Leblanc wrote:
> > > This is a HUGE job. IMHO, we need to expand upon the
> > documents that we have
> > > already, namely Mark's HOWTO-HOWTO, Jorge's
> > Using-DocBook-HOWTO, and the
> > > mini-HOWTO type document by Serek on CVS. I think that the
> > whole mess
> > > should get pushed into one larger GUIDE, with several chapters.
> > If we want people to volunteer to write HOWTOs who know next to
> > nothing about CVS, Docbook, etc., we need to keep it simple and short.
> > While I like the idea of a long Guide I think there also needs to be
> > something much shorter. I learned LinuxDoc (or at least enough to
> > write a HOWTO in it) from the 3-page (printed) example.sgml document.
> > So I think there should be both a short document (say equal to about
> > 10 printed pages) and a long one for those who want to delve into more
> > details (and create better docs). In the short document little would
> > be said about CVS and it would be suggested to submit docs by email
> > until one learns more about CVS.
> Sounds good to me. I'll go look for this LinuxDoc example.sgml, and perhaps
> see what we can do with it and send it around a bit, in DocBook.
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