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From Carl Marcum <>
Subject Re: Trying to re-generate the Documentation effort
Date Sun, 31 May 2020 11:38:45 GMT
Hi Keith,

On 5/30/20 8:41 PM, Keith N. McKenna 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.

Is this extension a different one that the IDL tag extension that is 
causing the
problem with the dev guides?

> 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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