Luzius Thoeny lucius.antonius at
Sat Nov 4 19:20:27 UTC 2006

Vincent wrote:
> Wouldn't it be easier if it was some kind of wiki, then when there's a
> release some people will check it so it can be packaged?

Yeah, that would be easier, but it just doesn't work that way 
technically. The documentation is written in 'Docbook' format, so that 
it can be translated into other languages and transformed into HTML and 
PDF by release time. Unfortunately, you cannot do the same with content 
from a wiki.

There has been some talk on coming up with automatic wiki>>docbook 
conversion over on the ubuntu-doc mailing-list a while ago, but I don't 
see that happening in the near future. So, we'll have to stick to 
docbook for the official documentation.


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