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bug#35261: 26.1; EBDB Documentation


From: Eric Abrahamsen
Subject: bug#35261: 26.1; EBDB Documentation
Date: Fri, 19 Apr 2019 17:00:45 -0700
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/27.0.50 (gnu/linux)

On 04/19/19 22:31 PM, David Masterson wrote:
> Eric Abrahamsen <address@hidden> writes:
>
>> On 04/17/19 03:41 AM, David Masterson wrote:
>
>>> Beyond this, I can see that lots of documentation (and, I assume,
>>> functionality) is still needed:
>>>
>>> 1. Installation details of EBDB and related tools.
>>> 2. Details on what type of records a database is composed of.
>>> 3. Details on the fields of a record.
>>> 4. Details on the type of a field.
>>> 5. Import/Export functionality
>>> 6. Hooks for add-ons
>>>
>>> * By 'details', I mean some Emacs Elisp and not just English to give us
>>>   real reference information.
>>
>> EBDB is only just stabilizing (the export stuff went through some big
>> refactoring just recently) and I'm a little hesitant to lay all this
>> stuff out in the manual. One of the long-term goals is definitely to
>> make EBDB programmable and integratable with other packages, but I'm
>> dragging my feet a little bit until I'm more confident that the API
>> won't change. It'll get there, though.
>
> Okay.  Mostly consider #1 with:
>
> * Installation as a package (and via savanah?)
> * How to get help if needed (bug reports)
> * Other packages to install/Use (Org and Gnus)
>
> A primer as applies to EBDB for #2, #3, and #4 would be nice.

Done! Thanks for all the suggestions.

Eric





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