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GDP: perl programmer needed for creating HTML docs

From: Graham Percival
Subject: GDP: perl programmer needed for creating HTML docs
Date: Wed, 26 Sep 2007 22:11:30 -0700
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We currently use `makeinfo --html' to build the online documentation.
Makeinfo is the normal way to create texinfo docs, but it lacks many
useful features.  Most importantly, it can't create HTML pages split
into subsections; it only creates split output based on nodes.

texi2html has many more abilities, but it currently doesn't compile the
docs.  The lilypond documentation uses a lot of advanced texinfo stuff,
so this isn't surprising... but we can't use it until it's fixed.

I've sent one bug report to the texi2html list already, but we can't
really expect them to spend hours and hours fixing bugs just for us.
I'm therefore looking for a volunteer to work on texi2html so that we
can use it for our docs.  Both bug fixes and new features.

texi2html is written in perl, so in theory it shouldn't be too hard, but
I confess that I've only spent a few seconds glancing through the
source.  My very rough estimate is that this would take about 10 hours
-- maybe 1 or 2 hours for this bug fix, plus whatever other bugs or new
features we need.

- Graham

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