[pacman-dev] Documentation and manpages [was: Release Schedule for 3.0]

Aaron Griffin aaronmgriffin at gmail.com
Tue Feb 6 15:58:21 EST 2007

On 2/6/07, Dan McGee <dpmcgee at gmail.com> wrote:
> This is a proposal to clean up our build system a bit. Currently, the
> translated manpages are generated using a tool called po4a, which
> seems to be a rather contrived way to generate just a few things.
> Would it be easier for translators to just translate the whole
> manpage, in its original form? This would greatly simplify this side
> of the documentation keeping, and we could develop a system to figure
> out when our translated manpages need updating.
> In addition, it seems to make sense to just move the manpages to their
> real name (pacman.8) instead of automake/autoconf input files
> (pacman.8.in). There isn't much reason to have these preprocessed.
> All of this would make working on the documentation a lot less
> intimidating, in my opinion. Thoughts?

You already know I'm for it. Heh.

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