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TODO - or: the Documentation Masterplan.
To some extent this duplicates the Mantis tickets on this topic.
My motivation is to read into good documentations and create a self-contained collection of books,
which can be understood without expecting too much background knowledge in every topic.
** User Handbook:
The content of the User book should be mostly concerned with our current and future graphical (gtk
as well as terminal user interface) applications. After reading Preface and maybe Philosophy, the
person reading the User Handbook should understand with the least possible strugle the application
they intend to use. Examples should be given and concepts explained.
** Installation Handbook:
As seen with requests on the mailinglist, we will have to pick up people where they are, similar
to the User Handbook. People already used to compiling and installing should have the chance to
skip to the end, everyone else should: have step-by-step instructions, which will either already
include OS specific notes or will be followed by OS specific instructions. It is up for discussion
if configuring GNUnet is 'User Handbook' or 'Installation Handbook', the current mixture in
the Installation Handbook is not good.
** Contributors Handbook:
This chapter could either be reduced to a couple of sections following the theme of 'contributing
to GNUnet' or the chapter could be extended. If we extend it, we should explain a range of topics
that can be useful for contributors. It can be understood as a recommended reading in addition to
the Developer Handbook then, and the Developer Handbook could simply become a better commented
reference for the code-base.
** Developer Handbook:
As outlined in the last sentences, the Developer Handbook could be reduced to the necessary bits
with enough comments to be understood without reading into the papers published over the years.
* DONE 1. Drupal books export to LaTeX.
* DONE 2. LaTeX conversion to Texinfo.
* DONE 3. (initial) Fixup of syntax errors introduced in conversion chain.
* TODO 4. Update content.
* TODO 5. Create API Reference or similar
* TODO 6. Create Concept Index
* TODO 7. Create Procedure Index
* TODO 8. Create Type Index
* TODO 9. Create Functions Index
* TODO 10. Properly address concerns and criticism people had/have on the old and current documentation.
* TODO 11. Reorder structure
* TODO more TODO.
* Status Progress / Completion Levels
** chapters/philosophy: around 100% fixed after initial export.
* System Integration Tasks
* Which Texlive modules are needed for every output we generate?
* Generate the images from their dot sources.
* How to use (hack) on this
This section will find its way into the documentation sooner or later.
Potentially outdated or inaccurate bits.
** with guix
Adjust accordingly, ie read the Guix Documentation:
guix environment gnunet-doc
guix build -f contrib/packages/guix/gnunet-doc.scm
** without guix
You need to have Texinfo and Texlive in your path.
make (format you want)
for example: make html, make info, make pdf
* structure (relations) (old!)
- gnunet-c-tutorial-v1.pdf: original LaTeX "gnunet-c-tutorial.pdf".
- man folder: the man pages.
- doxygen folder
- outdated-and-old-installation-instructions.txt: self described within the file.
Use `gendocs', add to the manual/ directory of the web site.
$ cd doc
$ gendocs.sh gnunet "GNUnet 0.10.X Reference Manual"