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

Aaron Griffin aaronmgriffin at gmail.com
Tue Feb 6 21:46:59 EST 2007

On 2/6/07, Aaron Griffin <aaronmgriffin at gmail.com> wrote:
> 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.

Anyone else?

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