Creating documentation

Marc Kaplan mk at
Mon Apr 27 00:04:23 UTC 2009

I happen to like this idea.  In fact, I would also like to see the
reverse as well.  I'd also like to see text based submissions for the
wiki for those people who don't have the time to learn wiki code or
learn our structure.  I for one would be more than willing to be one
of the participants to help convert from text-to-wiki.

As I mentioned maybe 2-3 weeks ago, I was working on the OpenSSH
Server docs and would love to get some help with converting them to
the DocBook format.  That has kinda put me on hold a bit.  In fact, I
would love someone who knows a lot about OpenSSH to maybe look over
what I did to see if either I missed something, or if something could
be made simpler.

Marc K.

On Sun, Apr 26, 2009 at 2:59 PM, Dougie Richardson
<dougierichardson at> wrote:
> Hi all,
> I was thinking that DocBook and our toolchain is frequently suggested
> as putting people off of contributing, would it be possible to create
> a text based submission system that those familiar with DocBook could
> wrap?
> I find it awkward to read patches that are wrapped anyway and wouldn't
> mind wrapping them myself.
> How we would we control it and would people be interested? Could we
> use it as a teaching tool for some of our IRC sessions - talk through
> creating a new page from a submitted text file? Would this be a lot of
> work?
> Thoughts?
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> Dougie Richardson
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