[chuck-users] Documentation Sprint

Robert Poor rdpoor at gmail.com
Thu Dec 17 14:55:58 EST 2009

Adam et al:

At first blush: very impressive!!!  Hats off to all!!!

Comment: If there's an index, I wasn't able to find it.  Is there a  
way to generate one?  Or is that in the works?


- Rob

On 16 Dec 2009, at 23:37, Adam Tindale wrote:

> Hi All,
> We have finished our documentation sprint and I'd like to sum up a
> bit. Sorry for the thread going a bit nuts, it was necessary to get
> organized. Thanks for your patience.
> We have migrated the documentation to FLOSS manuals. You can see the
> results of the day here:
> http://en.flossmanuals.net/ChucK/Introduction
> We had a few very active people working very hard today. I'd like to
> thank Tomasz, Kas, Scott, and Michael. They did a great job.
> The good news is that we were able to port all of the docs over. We
> have a few things that need some touch ups but it is complete. We have
> added some new sections to the docs about user submitted libraries. We
> have fixed many small typos, errors, and errata. We have also
> initiated four more people into the documentation system so that I can
> get some ongoing help.
> The bad news is also plentiful. The current web style cannot be
> changed. We require deeper access to the css files in order to make
> our documentation clear. The PDF output provided by FLOSS manuals is
> insufficient.
> We have established a relationship with the founder and main dev of
> FLOSS manuals who is excited to help us. We have also created a number
> of new bugs in their system. Truly ChucKian.
> I plan to spend the next month in contact with the FLOSS manual dev
> list to figure out our issues. In January I will organize another
> sprint to integrate the solutions we develop across the whole manual.
> Basically, we are making a tradeoff: greater user contribution for
> lesser control of layout and formatting. I hope to work with the ChucK
> team to migrate our web documentation to FLOSS manuals as we
> centralized to that system.
> We made it a lot farther than I hoped today. We were able to develop
> new documentation and not just rehash the old stuff with a new skin.
> This is a major win for the community and I invite you to sign up for
> an account and help us to continue building the documentation.
> --art
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