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Re: [alpine-devel] Improving Alpine Linux documentation

From: William Pitcock <nenolod_at_dereferenced.org>
Date: Tue, 12 Dec 2017 16:05:24 -0600

Hi,

On Tue, Dec 12, 2017 at 2:23 PM, Drew DeVault <sir_at_cmpwn.com> wrote:
> I don't really have any advice for what to do with the wiki, but
> regarding Alpine's core documentation I have some thoughts. Something
> that bothers me about Alpine (and that I'd like to contribute to
> improving) is the lack of man pages for Alpine core stuff. I think a
> substantial portion of the core docs can and should be done this way,
> rather than on the wiki - though it would be nice to render the man
> pages to HTML for display on the web, too.
>
> No one likes writing roff so I've been working on a tool recently to
> help with this:

I don't mind writing roff with the mdoc macro package. It seems fine to me.

> https://git.sr.ht/~sircmpwn/scdoc
>
> If there's no opposition to this I was hoping to start writing man pages
> for apk shortly.

We prefer to have apk's documentation in mdoc, since it does not
require any preprocessing, but maybe your tool can be useful for other
Alpine projects.

William


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Received on Tue Dec 12 2017 - 16:05:24 GMT