[GRASSweb-list][RFC] GRASS monthly news

Markus Neteler neteler at itc.it
Thu Oct 23 09:18:57 EDT 2003

On Thu, Oct 23, 2003 at 03:03:52PM +0200, Bernhard Reiter wrote:
> On Thu, Oct 23, 2003 at 01:38:28PM +0200, "Fernández-Victorio Arévalo, Gonzalo" wrote:
> > My intention is to start this now, and to see how it evolves. 
> > I think this could grow a lot. But first it must born. Even if the first one
> > is not very good, it would anyway be a start, and perhaps many people would
> > offer to help. And once we reach "critical mass", it's matter of time people
> > start sending "serious" articles, to even the point of being a reference.
> I agree, feel free to just go ahead.
> > Now, going to the detail, Eric's public mail(egm2 at jps.net) is not available
> > (does any of you have another and could contact him to explain my plans or
> > send me his mail?. Anyway I hope he's ok). 
> What happends to his email?

I think he has changed his job. Once I saw a new page but
cannot remember where.
> > I had thought about the format. I wanted HTML. But I also want plain text to
> > post (at least partial) to the lists. 
> This would also be my line of priorities:
> 	1. HTML 
> 	2. text
> 	3. other 
> > And it's a great idea thinking about PDF and "future". 
> > I have an idea on how to get the three formats, but until I try it I won't
> > know.

Note that you can use "htmldoc" to make HTML a PDF (with hyperlinks).
Used to make the GRASS manuals, see
> If you like DocBook, that has the capabilities in principle,
> but also is very complicated.

Right. And installing it on different Linux flavours is a nightmare,
at least it was last year.
> Usually a lynx -dump will provide a reasonable text version
> for a start, so just producing HMTL somehow is getting close.


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