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Re: [O] [RFC] Dog food, anyone?

From: Thomas S. Dye
Subject: Re: [O] [RFC] Dog food, anyone?
Date: Sun, 17 Dec 2017 08:41:04 -1000
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Aloha Nicolas,

It's a real pleasure to know that Org can now eat its own dog food (and
to see Carsten's memorable phrase on the Org mode list again). Many
thanks for picking up this orphaned project. I look forward to the day
it serves as the source for org.texi.

When I was working on the project several years ago, I didn't notice any
constraints introduced by Jonathan Leech-Pepin's ox-texinfo. For me, the
hard part was trying to synchronize with the on-going changes to
org.texi, which quickly defeated my best efforts. Have you figured out
how to automate that?

All the best,

Nicolas Goaziou writes:

> Hello,
> The task started by Thomas S. Dye a couple years ago is now complete.
> The "manual.org" file in "contrib/" directory is an up-to-date,
> sometimes enhanced, version of the Org manual. Org can now eat its own
> dog food.
> During the process, I had to re-organize some parts of the manual (e.g.,
> "Working with source code" section, the concept index...) and improve
> the "texinfo" export back-end, which was not up to the task when Thomas
> started it.
> Ultimately, this file is going to serve as the source for a new
> "org.texi". IOW, it could go into "doc/" and "make info" should export
> "manual.org" to "org.texi". First, however, it would be nice to review
> it, either as an Org file, or within the Info viewer, with
>    (require 'ox-texinfo)
> and
>    `C-c C-e i o' from "manual.org".
> Note that Info output is expected to be sometimes different from the
> current manual. This is not a 1:1 conversion.
> Feedback welcome!
> Regards,

Thomas S. Dye

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