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

Mike Evans mikee at saxicola.co.uk
Mon Aug 27 08:50:51 EDT 2018

On Thu, 23 Aug 2018 12:25:51 -0500
Rob Gowin <robg at gowin.net> wrote:

> On Thu, Aug 23, 2018 at 11:40 AM, John Ralls <jralls at ceridwen.us> wrote:
> >
> >
> > So a new thought: One of the core devs use pandoc to convert the DocBook
> > source to one of the markup/markdown variants, do the necessary manual
> > fixups and commit the result. If we want DocBook for some reason the build
> > process would use pandoc to generate it.
> >
> > If we had GitHub-flavored markdown sources then
> > https://github.com/gnucash/gnucash-docs would show rendered documentation
> > and one could use the "preview" button to check basic layout; it would
> > appear pretty similar to how the document would look in a PDF or eBook
> > rendering.
> >
> >  
> Hmmm. Old thought. :-) I did all of this in the 2015 thread that Geert
> referenced. (Except I did not use pandoc, and used Asciidoc has my markup
> variant of choice.) A rendered version of the Tutorial and Concept Guide
> can be found here: https://github.com/codesmythe/gnucash-guide-asciidoc.
> For example, click on 'en' then on ch_cbook.adoc to see a rendered version.
> Then on that page click on the 'Raw' to see the Asciidoc source. I'd also
> worked out the flow changes to generate PDF, eBook, etc from the Asciidoc
> sources.
> In
> https://lists.gnucash.org/pipermail/gnucash-devel/2015-September/038997.html,
> you asked for buy-in from the non-tech doc writers, and unfortunately, none
> was found. :-(
> One thing that has changed in the interim is the availability of decent
> editors that have a live-preview mode that will show the raw Asciidoc on
> the left and the live-rendered result on the right. For example, Visual
> Studio Code (available for Mac, Linux, Windows) has an extension for this:
> https://marketplace.visualstudio.com/items?itemName=joaompinto.asciidoctor-vscode
> (see the demo gif), and VS Code supports Git out of the box.
> Rob
> _______________________________________________

Hi Rob

Referring to your mail of 2015-09-01 you "put the XSL file and a python
script to run the conversion process in a repository at 

This no longer exists, can you make it available again? Unless you'd rather not of course.

Mike Evans

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