Re: Inconsistencies in DDP home page
In article <199811041506.QAA24174@dunite.icp.inpg.fr>, Rafael Laboissiere <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
> Browsing the DDP home page (http://www.debian.org/~elphick/ddp) I
> found some inconsistent links:
> Debian Project Manual -> Debian Project History
Fixed in CVS. Fix will propogate to the page eventually.
> Debian Packaging HOWTO -> Debian Programmers' Manual
I've actually removed this from the top page since it's stalled
completely AFAIK. Hopefully, with the recent work being done on a new
maintainer's HOWTO, we can just eliminate this. (God, I hope it
doesn't stall out like so many others.)
I'm going on a war on stalled documentation. More posts to follow.
> Moreover, the link "HTML on-line", in the Debian Project History
> entry, points to
> but IMO it should actually point to
No comment... I'll let Oliver make this call.
> Changing subject: is there any plan to move from the Debiandoc-SGML
> markup to DocBook? My understanding is that SGML-tools team did
> already the move for version 2.0.
If they jumped off a cliff would you?
Did I already respond to this?
I personally fear that our curve for new documenters is already high
enough (make, cvs, SGML in any form), and that using a complex DTD
like docbook is going to make things worse.
Mind you, I love docbook; I use it all the time for work. But I'm not
really bugged that much by Debiandoc-SGML. Since it is specific to
debian, I feel it's a more focused DTD which works really well for us
(kudos to Ardo).
.....Adam Di Carlo....adam@onShore.com.....<URL:http://www.onShore.com/>