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Texinfo (was Re: Documentation File Formats)

From: S11001001
Subject: Texinfo (was Re: Documentation File Formats)
Date: Sun, 25 Aug 2002 21:49:04 -0500
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Georg Lehner wrote:
I do not think, that OpenOffice is a "GNU bad thing", as stated earlier in this thread. In the contrary: it is beeing packaged for Debian, you
can download the source and compile and redistribute it yourself, etc.
don't nail me down about legalises however, I don't know.

Well, of course it's free software. If it wasn't, it wouldn't even be considered for use in a GNU project.

I humbly suggest Texinfo, the GNU documentation file format. You can read a well-written tutorial by running `info texinfo' or `C-h i g (texinfo)' in Emacs, or <>.

You can generate DVI/PS/PDF with TeX and the ubiquitous texinfo.tex file; Info format, HTML, plain text, or DocBook (!) with the makeinfo program in the distribution. Emacs makes it really easy to generate the navigation.

It is packaged by Cygwin. It is the format for the Pnet book in DotGNU, as well as all the manuals GNU publishes.

I would be willing to help out with any initial Texinfo problems GNUe might have (were you to adopt it, of course :-).

Stephen Compall
DotGNU `Contributor' --

But that is exactly what the world of proprietary software is like. A
world in which common decency towards other people is prohibited or
        -- RMS

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