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Re: On being web-friendly and why info must die

From: Eli Zaretskii
Subject: Re: On being web-friendly and why info must die
Date: Sat, 06 Dec 2014 00:45:28 +0200

> From: Óscar Fuentes <address@hidden>
> Date: Fri, 05 Dec 2014 21:41:58 +0100
> > The issue here is mainly about the Texinfo source.  It doesn't make
> > sense to switch to another language, exactly as it doesn't make sense
> > to switch a C-based project to C++ or Java, when all the main
> > developers don't work and aren't proficient in these languages.  It's
> > a death blow to the project.
> This is true when the new tool is difficult to master (as your C -> C++
> example.) If the new tool has a similar learning curve than the old
> tool, you must admit that the old tool is an incovenience for new
> contributors in the same way that switching to the new tool is an
> incovenience for the existing contributors.

I will agree to that when I see those new contributors in the
documentation department.

> OTOH, what you say on other message about requiring documentation with
> changes is an obvious improvement for the project, moreso if we offer
> help on the process (formatting, as you say, but also grammar, etc.)
> Requiring documentation might shy away some people, but overall the
> Emacs development process would improve by shortening the release
> cycles, IMHO.

Last time I suggested that, I was in minority.

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