Developing the documentation

Leom Burke leom at
Wed Feb 14 09:59:01 EST 2007

On Wed, 2007-02-14 at 07:43 -0700, Dave Herman wrote:

> On Wed, 2007-02-14 at 12:19 +0000, Leom Burke wrote:
> >     Hi Guys,
> > I am new to using gnucash and find it fantastic and i want to help
> > improve the project.
> > I am planning on working on the documentation to improve it for
> > new users.  I have the SVN trunk for the docs but the XML does not
> > to be standardised - no tabs and the tags dont line up in any
> When the update to the "Tutorial & Concepts Guide" occurred last
> "spring" (Northern Hemisphere) there was an effort to standardize the
> format somewhat.  The format of the XML doesn't really impact the
> view of the document.  I think that both (T&C Guide and Help) are
> displayed using YELP.

I appreciate that the XML doesn't impact on the viewer but it does
impact on the developer when trying to read code with no (or very
little) indentation!  I didn't mean to imply that the format was not
standard merely that the coding standards had lapsed slightly when
writing some of the pages (probably a hangover from adding bits "here
and there")
> > I would like to tweak the code slightly to improve the readability
> > new contributors by tabbing the tags properly...etc.  As this is a
> > rather large task i am asking if anyone minds me doing it first :).
> I'm currently working on a significant re-work of the Help document,
> would welcome any assist/review available. I am leaving for a "long
> weekend" so will be off-line until early next week.

I would be happy to assist with what you are doing even if that is
simply a review.  Perhaps we should talk next week.
> I sure Chris would welcome any "updates".
> There are some "guidelines" in the wiki, I think, if note I look for
> what Bengt Thuree, and I used on the T&C Guide.
> Dave
> > would then start a page-by-page analysis of the documentation as it
> > appears to be something that gets overlooked by the developers (i
> > mean to offend anyone then) and needs someone to take stock and
> > that it is fully up to date and flows correctly.
> > 
> > Thanks,
> > 
> > Leom
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