|A question about Buckminster Documentation... [message #652447]
||Thu, 03 February 2011 17:37
| Henrik Lindberg
Registered: July 2009
On 2/1/11 3:14 PM, Matthew Webber wrote:|
> Is there a way that the community can assist in keeping the BuckyBook
yes please !!! :)
The Bucky Book is written using DocBook, and I have edited and generated
the PDF version using a tool that runs locally (Serna-Free). (the source
is not in any way tied to Serna, but it helped manage the XSLT
stylesheets, running different types of generation etc. and I have made
a bunch of stylesheet customizations).
I have on my TODO list since quite some time to make the source of the
book available at Eclipse, but I never seem to find the time to
configure the DocBook to PDF generation part of it so it is runnable by
Maybe as a first step, I can just make the source available, thereby
making it possible to edit and provide patches. Maybe some docbook,
xslt, fop, pdf, guru would like to take it from there :).
A bigger (and more long term) task, if someone would like to take that
on ;) - is to transform the text to wiki text so the continued
maintenance can be done on the wiki + using Mylyn wiki text (which I
have used successfully in other projects to generate both pdf and
Meanwhile, logging [documentation] issues in bugzilla is very helpful,
and if there is clear instructions on what to change and where it has a
far greater chance of being included. (I hope to be able to make a round
of edits in time for Indigo release).
|Re: A question about Buckminster Documentation... [message #1007994 is a reply to message #1007880]
||Fri, 08 February 2013 03:03
| Lorenzo Bettini
Registered: July 2009
On 02/07/2013 11:02 PM, Alan Underwood wrote:|
> So is there now a way to contribute to the documentation yet? Do we just
> start adding to the Buckminster wiki pages instead? There doesn't seem
> to be any development on the documentation front but the documentation
> bugzilla entries are building up...
I volunteered to port Buckminster documentation to Xdoc
(https://github.com/RvonMassow/xDoc) the same tool that is used to
produce Xtext documentation.
The nice thing about Xdoc is that it provides a
nice (Xtext-based) editor and it automatically produces:
- documentation for the web (integrated with Eclipse Phoenix web
- a plugin documentation for eclipse and
- (optionally) a pdf book...
all starting from the same
input (you can see the documentation of Xtext generated with Xdoc here
http://www.eclipse.org/Xtext/documentation.html - see also the generated
pdf). I've already used Xdoc myself for one of my projects
It is not as powerful as DocBook of course, but I guess it's much easier
I still haven't started to setup that though, I hope it'll be ready soon...
Lorenzo Bettini, PhD in Computer Science, DI, Univ. Torino
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