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From Matthias Friedrich <>
Subject Re: Maven site markup language
Date Sun, 15 Jul 2012 09:23:22 GMT

I think we successfully ruled out xdoc :)

Other than that I'm not sure how to proceed. Maybe we should postpone
the decision a bit and put new documentation on the wiki for now. The
wiki is probably better suited for getting our docs off the ground

Does the wiki require separate accounts/privileges? I can't seem to
log in with my usual Apache credentials.


On Wednesday, 2012-07-11, Matthias Friedrich wrote:
> Hi,
> I set up the new Maven site using Markdown because we already had one
> document in Markdown syntax. I think before we add more documentation
> we should decide for a Doxia module [1] before it's too late :)
> With Doxia we have the following alternatives:
> XDoc is the old Maven 1 format that is still used by many Apache
> projects. It uses XML which makes it a bit unpleasant to use,
> especially for code examples.
> APT is the main Maven 2 format. We use it extensively at work, but
> it's the worst plain-text markup language I've ever used. You can get
> used to it though and it works.
> Markdown is pretty popular on Github. It has its weird corners and
> the Doxia module seems pretty young. The error messages it generates
> weren't very helpful to me and breadcrumbs are broken (do we need
> them?).
> Confluence/Textile has the advantage that you *might* be able to copy
> and paste stuff from the wiki to the Maven site. I don't know how
> well the module works.
> So, which one do you want to use?
> Regards,
>   Matthias
> [1]

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