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From "Bob & Letha McCray" <>
Subject Unsubscribe" Re: Potential Docs project
Date Sun, 10 Sep 2000 22:29:18 GMT

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Subject: Re: Potential Docs project

> > > These are ScanDoc blocks.  They way ScanDoc works is that there is a
> > > template perl script, that is filled out to actually generate the HTML
> > > files.  It would be really cool if we could make the template file a
> > > cleaner or if it was modified to use DocBook instead of HTML.
> > >
> > > If anybody is interested in working on this with me, please let me
> >
> > Indeed, I would be glad to take this on. Although it sounds like a large
> > task, and I am sure that we could spread the pain around.
> Great.  I agree, spreading the pain is a good idea.  Here are my
> thoughts.  First of all, the really painful stuff is done, that would be
> actually writing all of the docs.  The only header file not documented is
> buff.h, that is because I hope to remove BUFFs from Apache 2.0 in time.
> There are a couple other things that are needed, and they can be done in
> any order and mostly in parallel.
> 1)  actually review the docs I wrote.  The easiest way to do that, is
> download the source tree from CVS, run ./buildconf and then 'make docs'
> This should make all of the doc files.  The docs are minimal, and having
> somebody with better writing skills, and better HTML skills would be
> wonderful.
> 2)  Try to convert the template file to DocBook.  The template is a perl
> script that actually writes the docs to separate files.  I am going to try
> to figure out DocBook asap, and then I will try to convert the template
> file.  as soon as I start the template, I will commit a beginning to the
> tree.
> That's all I can think of, but I'm sure there is a lot more to do.  If
> somebody else wants to tackle the template file, please feel free.  I'm
> unlikely to get to it anytime soon.
> Ryan
> Ryan Bloom              
> 406 29th St.
> San Francisco, CA 94131
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