[GRASS-dev] Grass Documentation How-to html page

Markus Neteler neteler at itc.it
Mon Oct 2 06:07:39 EDT 2006

On Mon, Oct 02, 2006 at 06:38:36PM +1300, Hamish wrote:
> Eric wrote:
> > Borrowing heavily from my conversations with Maciek, I have written a
> > step-by-step how-to for improving Grass documentation, specifically
> > man pages. I welcome any feedback and suggestions for improvement. My
> > knowledge of html is pretty basic, hopefully there aren't too many
> > errors. It looks OK to me in Firefox. I was thinking perhaps this page
> > could be linked/inserted into the main Grass GDP page, so it can be
> > easily found for those who are interested in improving the
> > documentation. 
> Glad to see this, sometimes with GRASS development I think (like GIS)
> often the answers are simple to find & easy to enact, *if you know where
> to look* before you start looking. This sort of tutorial goes a long way
> to fixing that problem. Can you put this up on the wiki? (probably in
> the development section)

Yes, please put it onto the Wiki.
The current CVS approach of maintaining the Web pages doesn't scale
up at all.

> The sooner the GDP is migrated out of the web
> site CVS and into the wiki and truely group maintained the better for
> everyone IMO.  [ps. -- is the wiki being backed up?

Yes, backup'ed.

> available as .zip
> for burning to a CD for access to help when in the field?]

Nice to have. How to implement it?

A related consideration:
Should we move to a Content Management System like Drupal or
Joomla? If yes, will folks participate to migrate the Web
site contents? The only major problem is how to feed the
mirror sites (make a static copy overnight and rsync that?).


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