Volunteering to assist with documentation docbook conversion.

pcpa at mandriva.com.br pcpa at mandriva.com.br
Wed May 21 18:49:10 PDT 2008

Quoting Peter Hutterer <peter at cs.unisa.edu.au>:

> On Wed, May 21, 2008 at 10:49:36AM -0500, Michael Verret wrote:
>> I would like to assist in converting the X docs to Docbook as
>> mentioned here: http://www.freedesktop.org/wiki/FreedesktopProjects
>> however I do not see a name of a contact. If there is anyone currently
>> working on this project I would like to help. If not I will gladly do
>> what it takes to get it started. I have experience as a Webmaster for
>> all of Zenwalk Linux's websites and I am the sole maintainer of their
>> X11 binary packages. Whomever is interested please feel free to reply
>> and I'll gladly do what I can.

  I don't understand much about making documentations by themselves,
but I read them (sometimes :-)

  A problem with xorg-docs is that it cannot be built with "make -j n"
where n is larger than one, and this one would be good to fix, also if
it have the proper configure time checking for required
dtd-<version>-(sgl|xml)* would be also good; this after "fighting",
sometime ago, to get it built with:
--enable-txt --enable-ps --enable-html --enable-ps --enable-pdf
in a chroot where only the really required packages should be installed...

> Just go for it. AFAIK, doc conversion is mostly done on a need+time basis, so
> you might be the only one working on it right now.
> As for the patches, I think it might be best if you attach them to a 
> bugreport
> on bugs.freedesktop.org. This way there's a central place where we can find
> them and push them into the repositories.
> Cheers,
>  Peter


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