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From Gavin Lee <>
Subject Re: [DOCS] Using DITA vs. Docbook for documentation?
Date Thu, 27 Sep 2012 01:25:12 GMT
+1 for Docbook + Publican.
imho, it's not the right time to switch the tool even DITA is better:
a) Docbook can do almost everything we need at this moment, the html
output is pretty good.
b) Still need to hurry up on docbook, change to DITA may cost even
more time to hit the release
c) L10N part is easy to contribute on transifex based on po files
generated by publican, not sure DITA

If DITA is still better, think about using it in next major
release(may be not 4.1).

On Thu, Sep 27, 2012 at 5:18 AM, David Nalley <> wrote:
>> I don't have a real opinion on which format is really 'the best', but I do
>> agree that we still have enough work to do with DocBook.
>> Currently DocBook seems to do everything we need, so I don't see a real need
>> for switching.
> I personally have opinions - but mainly around we have a group of
> folks who are comfortable with DocBook and don't know about DITA. Why
> fix what isn't broken?
> I do echo Wido's point - we have plenty of work to still do with our
> existing documentation, and shifting our time to change format and
> make everyone learn something new for what is arguably little or no
> additional benefit seems like bikeshedding at best.
> --David


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