Towards The Manual
brenda_wang at openmoko.com
Mon Dec 22 08:45:40 CET 2008
Minh Ha Duong ??:
>> know where you are so let's get GPS going at the same time. A chapter
>> describing and debating the distros would be a good start and then a
>> chapter for each distro ending up with phones in the same sort of
>> state would then be a good second.
>>> The problem is, the distro's change so quickly that you wouldn't get
>> anything printed before it was out of date...
> Absolutely. Documenting fastchanging matters is better left to the wiki.
> The Manual would rather focus on hardware (case and electronics), libraries
> (EFL and framework), environment (Hosting, crosscompiling, OE). Then
> description of subsystems with sample applications. I would also like it to
> include some human/social aspects: OM's history, philosophy, politics,
>> As a result of my posting, I'm already building up the chapter on
>> getting SHR running so I'll volunteer that if it would be wanted.
> Cool. Every help is wanted.
>> BTW. If you need to go from Wiki to a print quality PDF we have a tool
>> that does just that via some simple CSS styles using the Prince XML to
>> HTML converter (http://www.princexml.com). We haven't yet written a
>> complete published book with it but have used it for fully illustrated
>> manuals. Let me know if this is of interest. Sure saves messing with
> I am certain that this is of interest. I suspect that if beyond the software
> itself, you offer additional editorial services, like technical (re)writing
> or workflow management, OM may be interested too.
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