MacPorts Docs Strategy - Proposal

Ryan Schmidt ryandesign at
Fri Sep 7 15:16:43 PDT 2007

On Sep 7, 2007, at 15:25, markd at wrote:

> The work on the new guide is progressing steadily, but one thing has
> become apparent.  We need to unify our documentation efforts.  The
> manpages proceed on a separate path from the guide docs, and we on  
> the doc
> team (Maun Suang , Simon Ruderich, and I) think that the man pages  
> should
> be rewriten in DocBook and then xincluded into the guide reference
> section, thereby unifying the guide with the manpages.  Simon has  
> tested
> this method of inclusion to hte new guide and it works.


I have also been concerned about the many various places MacPorts  
documentation seems to live, and am in favor of consolidating as much  
as possible.

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