robert at typo3.org
Wed Apr 13 09:00:43 CEST 2005
I open a new thread for this, so we can keep track of it.
On Tuesday 12 April 2005 18:14, Michael Scharkow wrote:
> We should *really* think about changing the default format to docbook
> (or something more lightweight which can be transformed into docbook)
> for a number of reasons:
Please make sure to read the discussion we had in the DocTeam. Sylvain and I
invested more than a day for only discussing and doing research for DocBook.
I really like the format, for me it's the ideal solution.
However we came over a few disadvantages which let us decide to not use
DocBook in the short run. Two major argument against DocBook:
- There doesn't exist a comfortable editor like Open Office Writer. The PHP
project for example recommends using VIM or EMACS for it. DocBook
support in Open Office is unusable and programming a TYPO3 BE module
which acts as a DocBook editor is too much work
- We cannot just convert the existing documentation. The main reason for
using DocBook is the symantics we gain. Most of the symantics cannot be
guessed automatically, so it would be a semi-automatic process which
takes a long time
Please read the discussion in the DocTeam mailing list archive and also read
Sylvain's notes about the Snowboard tour . I even think that the whole
documentation topic should be discussed on the DocTeam list, lead by you.
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