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Re: Documentation File Formats

From: Peter Sullivan
Subject: Re: Documentation File Formats
Date: Fri, 23 Aug 2002 17:49:12 +0100
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On Wed, Aug 21, 2002 at 05:02:58AM -0700, J. Childers wrote:
> Now that it's out, what do you guys think about standardizing 
> documentation in OpenOffice file formats? 

As regular readers of the Kernel Cousins ( 
will be well aware, Docbook for GNUe documentation has been probably 
one of the most, erm, hotly-debated issues in IRC over the past year.
Open Office has been seriously considered, especially since it should 
be theoretically possible (since Docbook is just another XML format) 
to get Open Office to save in Docbook format - although no-one seems 
too convinced about this. 

The last conversation IIRC was that someone noted that there was 
a seminar planned at Linux World Expo to talk about doing 
documentaton using open/free tools. Derek was going to attend 
this to see if we were the only project finding Docbook hard work, 
and/or if there were any decent "WYSIWYG" editors for Docbook we 
were not aware of. However, given the pressures on Derek's time 
at an event like this, I'm not sure what (if anything) happened on

("WYSIWYG" in quotes, as technically WYSIWYG for a non-visual 
format like Docbook is an oxymoron, but y'all know what I mean.)  

Peter Sullivan <address@hidden>

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