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Re: todo (was: RE: Questions about future)
> > We still need to:
> > * cleanup/provide a decent "authors" area.
> > This includes the updated HOWTO(s) for authoring guidelines and
> > the submittal process. More info on DocBook (Jorge's HOWTO,
> > in released form). Links to tools/packages with instructions
> > on usage (I think Mark is going to work on including this in
> > the HOWTO HOWTO).
> This is a HUGE job. IMHO, we need to expand upon the documents that we
> already, namely Mark's HOWTO-HOWTO, Jorge's Using-DocBook-HOWTO, and the
> mini-HOWTO type document by Serek on CVS. I think that the whole mess
> should get pushed into one larger GUIDE, with several chapters. The first
> chapter should be an introduction to the LDP communty and website, telling
> about what we're trying to do, and a little about how we're trying to do
> The second chapter should be something general on what makes a good
> document, and perhaps some templates with structure build it. The third
> chapter should go into some detail about how to use DocBook (not the
> but the language) to mark the content of your document. The fourth
> should cover making the tools that are used to process DocBook into other
> formats working. The fifth chapter should cover guidelines on how to
> a document to the LDP, and eventually details on how to use CVS and
> how CVS works. I've lost my train of though, but I'm sure there are more
> that I'm missing. I know for sure that Mark K was interested in working
> this, how many other people are? Does it need to get off of the main
> LDP-discuss list?
> > * get the CVS repository fully-functional.
> There's a list for this now, I'll let it go until tomorrow.
> > * provide a browse-by-category mechanism (ie Networks -> modems, etc).
> Wow, that sounds like a fun task. I think that one is going to need lots
> volunteers, and lots of cross-linking between documents. Perhaps even
> new documents that help to describe the whole category.
You can browse the ldp docs by category at the ibooks.com site. To the best
of my knowledge, all of the HOWTOs that we have are accurately cross-linked.
I am currently adding updated and new titles to the selection.
Content Development Editor II
> > * man pages...I've been asked to provide copies of man pages on
> > the LDP (in HTML; and possibly available as PDF, combined
> > into sections)
> > form(s). This would make man pages searchable, etc. I think it
> > would be a valuable addition to the LDP.
> I don't follow this one, can somebody explain?
> Enough for now,
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