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[DotGNU]documentation/manual tool (was Re: '..development environment')

From: Norbert Bollow
Subject: [DotGNU]documentation/manual tool (was Re: '..development environment')
Date: Fri, 1 Feb 2002 17:15:27 +0100

> > > -documentation/manual tools, for WYSIWYG writing in texinfo
> > > format, autogeneration of info documentation...this, I
> > > believe, is very important, because most free software seems
> > > to be in constant need of documentation. And I want those who
> > > will actually produce this to have a nice time with it (like me
> > > :).
> > 
> > Yeah... please add this to the DotGNU tasks list: "A system that
> > makes it fun to collaboratively create documentation in texinfo
> > format".

Jonathan P Springer <address@hidden> replied:

> Hmmm... This sounds like something I as a 'wanna-contributor' could sink
> my teeth into.  Some sorta 'wikitexi' app.  I'll have to do a
> little research -- wikipedia, phpGroupware, and sgmltexi spring to mind.
> How WYSIWYG is necessary?  I don't feel quite up to tackling margins
> :-).

'wikitexi' sounds great.  I'd propose to put the focus on "fun
to use" at first... as soon as there are people who find it fun
to create docs with your system, some of them may be willing to
help you with making it more WYSIWYG.  :-)

Greetings, Norbert.

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