KDE Development book: organizational questions

Ralf Nolden nolden at kde.org
Sat Jul 19 11:03:03 BST 2003

On Samstag, 19. Juli 2003 10:36, Benjamin Meyer wrote:
> > as there already was a *LOT* of response on this (more than I expected),
> > I'd like to propose we create a new mailinglist for the book
> > writers/translators/readers. Then we should discuss where to put the book
> > (CVS wise): kdeextragear-2 or developer.kde.org ? with developer.kde.org
> > are ACL's an issue or not ? Can the HTML docs be auto-generated by the
> > developer.kde.org server so we can save generating the HTML files and
> > keeping them in CVS ?
> >
> > If anyone has some technical clue about that, please share :-)
> Things like documentation generation should always be automated and never
> done manually.  The cvs libs documentation is moving in that direction and
> this should also. (With snapshots for 1.0 etc of course :)  The only thing
> that should be in CVS is the docbooks one would think.

Yes, that's what I meant. We should have a build system to generate HTML 
output - for the end-user/writer just grabbing the CVS - and one automated, 
cron-job scheduled generation on developer.kde.org that would auto-generate 
the HTML pages for the server daily. Is that possible ?

BTW we discussed on IRC how we could also re-use feedback. I propose we manage 
the auto-generation to generate buttons on each section that brings the 
reader to a Linux Wiki page. There he can add comments (of course only for 
registered users so we don't get unwanted input) which can be automatically 
send to the kde-devel-book@ (or to kde-devel-book-authors@ if we want that 
too) mailinglist for further processing by the authors, e.g. read the 
comment, reformulate the according section of the docs or update/correct the 
information in the docs. That way we'd have direct feedback like bugfixes 
that non-developers can contribute to the book easily.



> -Benjamin Meyer

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Ralf Nolden
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