text formatting tools.
murray at stokely.org
Sat Jan 24 14:49:57 PST 2009
Yea, that is a good point. The one last thing I meant to add was that
in general I think we have plenty of people in the doc project that
can work to render the documentation and work on the stylesheets and
presentation and such. What we really need is simply more authors.
Text can be submitted in plain text with no markup at all in groff,
xml, or anything else through the mailing lists or PR database. There
are plenty of volunteers that can mark up the text and get it
On Sat, Jan 24, 2009 at 2:42 PM, Frank Shute <frank at shute.org.uk> wrote:
> On Sat, Jan 24, 2009 at 01:53:38PM -0800, Murray Stokely wrote:
>> On Sat, Jan 24, 2009 at 12:19 PM, Chuck Robey <chuckr at telenix.org> wrote:
> <big snip>
> Another advantage of XML is greater familiarity with the toolset
> amongst the target authorship.
> I dare say a number of people have tackled the similar HTML/XHTML/CSS
> for authoring on the www, whereas few have tackled a manpage or
> With regards a huge toolset, for the FreeBSD docs you don't need TeX
> to produce the HTML version. The HTML can also always be converted to
> postscript using, for example, Firefox for hardcopy.
> Apologies for the big snip but I didn't particularly want to reply to
> any one point & wanted to avoid redundancy.
> Contact info: http://www.shute.org.uk/misc/contact.html
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