[GNC-dev] Register Documentation Improvements (was Re: [GNC] Column widths again)

David T. sunfish62 at yahoo.com
Thu Aug 23 17:44:26 EDT 2018


Let me see if I understand this correctly. You’re saying that I could make edits on my own forked copy of gnucash-docs, save those changes, and get them to the official gnucash-docs *all from the github website*?

*If* I understand it correctly, then this would be a big improvement from my perspective. After all, I’ve never objected to adding the obscure codes; it’s always been getting the changes in. It does sound promising, but I hesitate to take it on, simply because at this point, I am a trained hamster who knows how to get a result in one way and one way only. 

I will look for a simple doc update to try it out on; that way, when I miraculously find the one way to screw it up, it won’t be difficult to remove.


> On Aug 23, 2018, at 9:55 AM, John Ralls <jralls at ceridwen.us> wrote:
>> On Aug 23, 2018, at 6:37 AM, Geert Janssens <geert.gnucash at kobaltwit.be> wrote:
>> Op donderdag 23 augustus 2018 15:08:54 CEST schreef Derek Atkins:
>>> Geert Janssens <geert.gnucash at kobaltwit.be> writes:
>>> [snip]
>>>> So I'm open for alternatives that would equally handle version
>>>> control, but is easier for documentation writers to cope with.
>>>> This can be a completely different tool that feels more intuitive or
>>>> it can be a system layered on top of git which would hide git's
>>>> technicalities. For example a web interface that offers online
>>>> documentation editing and that behind the scenes stores changes in
>>>> git. I don't know of such project off-hand though, but it may be worth
>>>> looking around for.
>>>> Those who need more advanced access can clone the git repo and work
>>>> locally.
>>> I wonder how hard it would be to write a web interface on top of git
>>> that abstracts away most of the git work to enable easier access?
>>> -derek
>> It looks like gitlab does something like this already...
>> At least on Gnome's gitlab there are buttons to edit or open a webide. They 
>> only work on pages you have write access of course. However you can always 
>> fork a repo to get one with write access.
> So does GitHub (it’s the pencil icon to the right of Raw/Blame/History), which also has a desktop front-end, https://desktop.github.com/ <https://desktop.github.com/> and a button on a file’s webpage that opens the file in Github Desktop.
> I haven’t tried any of them, but perhaps David T. might like to and give us a non-developer perspective.
> Regards,
> John Ralls
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