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From Dave Fisher <w...@apache.org>
Subject Re: Trying to re-generate the Documentation effort
Date Sun, 31 May 2020 00:46:50 GMT
Keith,

I pledge to support you however I can.

I’ve been thinking about www.openoffice.org

What do you think about using markdown?

Regards,
Dave

Sent from my iPhone

> On May 30, 2020, at 5:42 PM, Keith N. McKenna <keith.mckenna@comcast.net> wrote:
> 
> I should probably have my head examined but I am thinking of one more
> time trying to revive the documentation effort for AOO. One of the
> drawbacks is that most people that have started to help have left as
> there has been very limited availability of mentoring. I do not see this
> changing but I am hoping that by defining a new process we can reduce
> the dependency on mentoring.
> 
> One idea for this would require that the MediaWiki extension be made
> functional again. This would allow for using Writer to create the source
> which could be stored in the git repository and then be transferred to
> the mwiki for easy online access. By storing the source in the
> repository it would give us better revision control over the
> documentation. Plus it may help relieve the mentoring problem as many
> more people are familiar with using Writer.
> 
> Another would be to use Docbook, though this is not as appealing as I
> have no familiarity with it and it appears that there is a steep
> learning curve to its use and that would be a disadvantage to attracting
> new people.
> 
> I look forward to any other suggestions that could move this effort
> along as it has languished for far to long.
> 
> Regards
> Keith
> 


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