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Re: [O] template for writing Emacs manuals in Org

From: Eric Abrahamsen
Subject: Re: [O] template for writing Emacs manuals in Org
Date: Tue, 17 May 2016 16:34:53 +0800
User-agent: Gnus/5.130014 (Ma Gnus v0.14) Emacs/25.1.50 (gnu/linux)

Rasmus <address@hidden> writes:

> Eric Abrahamsen <address@hidden> writes:
>> What might be nice to have in contrib is an exporter derived from the
>> current texinfo exporter, but specifically set up for Gnu project
>> manuals: so it does the copyright header, and index macros, and maybe
>> even the proper DIR integration (?).
> Maybe a "GNU template" would be enough? (template as in C-e #).

Yup, that would do it. I think the main thing is just advertising, in
some way, that Org is a suitable authoring tool for Gnus manuals, and
making it as easy as possible.

>> I remember where I originally saw this: it was a long thread on
>> emacs.devel about moving documentation to HTML, which struck me as a
>> terrible idea. I think Org was raised as a way of lowering the barrier
>> to writing texinfo manuals for packages, so that we get the best of both
>> worlds: write in Org, read in Info. I think it would be a great idea to
>> facilitate that, if possible.
> There's a recap here:
>         https://lwn.net/Articles/625072/

Oof, that was depressing to revisit.

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