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RE: [Bug-gnubg] Re: Tutorial 2.00 - Comments

From: Mueller, Achim
Subject: RE: [Bug-gnubg] Re: Tutorial 2.00 - Comments
Date: 01 Jul 2003 15:59:09 +0200

Am Die, 2003-07-01 um 15.04 schrieb Albert Silver:
> > 
> > If Albert allows I can try to switch it to texi. I already asked, if
> we
> > can use his fine dicumentation for a chapter "for the impatient" (or
> > similar), but unfortunately didn't get an answer.
> I don't recall being asked this as I know I would have said yes. As to

http://mail.gnu.org/archive/html/bug-gnubg/2003-06/msg00230.html. Ok, I
forgot the questionmark. ;-)

> the version of the "master", I honestly don't see the issue. Any exact
> copy can effectively be the master. Suppose there are 3 copies: the
> original in DOC, one in HTML, and another in RTF. Any of the 3 can be
> used as the next original to be worked on for improvements, no? The

Not really. Linux help uses texi as source.

> current version of this manual is v2.00. One could perfectly well take
> the HTML version being created by Tom Keith and build from it to make
> 3.00 for example. The documents are essentially identical. That's why I
> see no issue in what I or anyone else chooses to work with so long as
> such copies ARE made available.

Maybe you're right. But ... in opensource projects it's no good style to
use closed source file formats. One example: A year ago I worked in a
project and showed the effect of closed source format with a latex
documentation from 1992 and the same in amipro format of 1992. Guess
what was readable and what not.

Alos I think it's better to agree on _one_ source document within the
gnubg project. If you like, you can keep track on html, doc, rtf und
pdf, but I'm too busy looking at every document twice a week. For the
basic documentation it's easier to use texi, even more, when a few
people are working on it independently.



Achim Mueller
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