Doc Template (Was: Doc-team members going to UDS?)

Jim Campbell jwcampbell at
Fri Oct 16 18:08:04 UTC 2009

On Fri, Oct 16, 2009 at 12:57 PM, Ian <vern at> wrote:
> Hi
>> I am hoping to hold a session on 'doctemplate.' This is a 'template'
>> I've been developing hosted on LP (
>> that allows one to create new documentation:
>>  * Whose source is docbook (article or book)
>>  * That is easily localizable (images, strings)
>>  * That supports numerous localized outputs: pdf, html (with a
>> javascript-based UI with a navigation TOC, next/previous buttons, etc),
>> docbook
>>  * All controlled by a few simple and well-documented make commands.
>>  * Optional installation with package installation such that it is
>> registered with rarian for display in yelp.
>>  * String localization can be done in LP in a straightforward manner.
> Some more ideas:
> When you sign up to the doc team through LP, the first thing you’ll do
> is check the  project you want out of bazaar
> You send stuff by checking it in
> The continuous build system will let you see your contributions
> formatted as it will be printed in pdf/html etc.
> And, if your contribution contains code it is kept in separate source
> code files and the build system will include the extracts you want
> directly into the formatted final document (and it’ll syntax highlight
> them along the way).
> I will be @ UDS for the meeting
> Ian
> --

I've started this as a new thread.  I'm hopeful that this project
could be made to work with Mallard syntax (the xml-based syntax that
is being used for new upstream GNOME documentation) and that it could
also support translations via Transifex, one of the main FLOSS
translation tools.

Is this at all a possibility?


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