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Re: Communication and Design at Guix

From: Ludovic Courtès
Subject: Re: Communication and Design at Guix
Date: Wed, 09 Jan 2019 22:45:25 +0100
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/26.1 (gnu/linux)

Hi swedebugia,

swedebugia <address@hidden> skribis:

>>> By the way, I wanted to start working on the documentation. 
>>> IMHO, it might benefit from a little graphical enhancement for
>>> newcomers. The thing is that it's currently hosted on
>>> so it's probably not possible to modify the design. So I
>>> to ask, first, if that's something that would be welcome? What could
>>> the possibilities? And what would be the technical limitations?
>>The HTML pages at are generated from Texinfo. 
>>CSS there is shared with all the GNU manuals, which is nice for
>>consistency.  Ideally modifications of the CSS would be submitted to
>>GNU webmaster or address@hidden (I forgot which one).  However, be
>>aware that you may encounter misplaced conservatism if you take that
>>route, so don’t lose your hair on it.


> What about We can do whatever we want there I suppose and just 
> link to it from the gnu site.

Well in general we can always do whatever we want.  :-)  I do think
there’s value in presenting GNU manuals in a consistent way, though,
especially since Guix’ manual has cross-references to many other

> Talking about CSS and the manual I would like to add patens highlighting.
> The chicken documentation has this (on mouse over) and it is really nice to 
> be able to see how complicated expressions are composed.

Yes I’d love that too!  It should be doable for the address@hidden Texinfo


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