[ubuntu-za] Documentation User Group

Hilton Gibson hilton.gibson at gmail.com
Mon Apr 6 11:35:24 UTC 2015


Totally agree.

See: http://wiki.lib.sun.ac.za/index.php/OpenScience#Research_Collaboration

*Hilton Gibson*
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On 6 April 2015 at 12:34, Gustav H Meyer <ghmeyer at gmail.com> wrote:

> This is a very interesting debate.
>
> I haven't really tried the others but so far am leaning towards
> learning Sphinx as it seems relatively easy to use and looks very
> powerful with the use of reStructuredText. It produces beautiful and
> clean output in multiple formats but, having said that, I struggle to
> see many users going down this route when they are so used to WYSIWYG
> in modern word processors.
>
> Real collaborative editing remains a challenge even on smaller
> projects and the big hurdle is often not just the technology but also
> the human factors. I just wish it was easy to let people unlearn the
> idea of emailing bulky documents back and forth and let everyone agree
> on using platform independent open standards with proper distributed
> version control for documentation with the ability to use it in both
> online and offline modes.
>
> Regards,
> Gustav
>
>
> On Wed, Apr 1, 2015 at 4:19 PM, William Walter Kinghorn
> <williamk at dut.ac.za> wrote:
> > Hi Marius,
> >
> > There is a lot of documentation to be done, so having a place where we
> can
> > do collaborative editing, is a good thing, and will allow us to
> concentrate
> > on the parts that we know
> >
> > Pubsweet and Booktype, do a lot of the book formatting for us, to try out
> > Booktype, look here : http://booktype-demo.sourcefabric.org/
> >
> > To look at some of the books created in Pubsweet :
> > http://www.booksprints.net/books/
> >
> > To look at what Pubsweet looked like in April 2014 :
> > http://www.booksprints.net/2014/04/pubsweet-enters-the-game/
> >
> > William
> >
> > ________________________________
> > From: ubuntu-za-bounces at lists.ubuntu.com
> > [ubuntu-za-bounces at lists.ubuntu.com] on behalf of Marius Kruger
> > [amanic at gmail.com]
> > Sent: 01 April 2015 12:49
> > To: Ubuntu South African Local Community
> > Subject: Re: [ubuntu-za] Documentation User Group
> >
> > maybe you mean WYSIWYG (What You See Is What You Get)
> > in stead of GUI.
> > Would it not be important to run standalone too?
> > --
> > ✝ Marius
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