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Re: DragonFly BSD wiki

From: "Noah Yan" <noah_yan@xxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Thu, 2 Dec 2004 12:40:29 -0600

"Devon H. O'Dell" <dodell@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote in message 
> Sascha Wildner wrote:
>> Noah Yan wrote:
>>> Hopefully I can merge my stuff to the centralized wiki. I am writing the 
>>> "Architecture Book" by looking at the one of FreeBSD,, other docs and 
>>> source code. Now I am in the chapter of Booting Process of it. But for 
>>> me latex is the only comfortable way to do other than MS office and I am 
>>> using latex now doing it. I know latex can be easily convert to html. 
>>> but what is latex for wiki? is there any way to use latex in wiki?
>> Noah,
>> normal pages are written in text with interspersed markup commands (many 
>> of them being HTML commands). This format is described in 
>> http://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Help:Editing.
>> MediaWiki uses TeX for formatting formulas, though, but that generates 
>> images so it's rather undesirable for your Architecture Book project. 
>> Anyway, it's described here: http://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Help:Formula.
>> Regarding your Architecture Book: It would be cool to have something like 
>> that for DragonFly. Maybe there are LaTeX->HTML converters around. HTML 
>> should not be so hard to convert to the Wiki format. If everything fails 
>> you could even put up your LaTeX source and anyone who wants could help 
>> you with the conversion.
>> Regards,
>> Sascha
> An ``Architecture Book'' is desirable; however I must agree with Hiten 
> when he stated that this kind of documentation should be done in SGML. I'd 
> be more than happy for you to find a use for the Wiki as a staging area.
I definitely agree that this type of doc should be in SGML and put in the 
source tree. But I still cannot compile the original arch-book in the source 
tree. seems jade is not installed in my dragonflybsd installation.
One question for this, do I need to go higher level of the doc dir to 
compile them, or just in the arch-book subdir to do that?

> Sascha gave links for information on formatting Wiki pages; I think most 
> of them will allow you to actually paste HTML. If you want to go ahead and 
> add what you've got, I'll help get them set in MediaWiki format.
I am willing to use Wiki as staging area for it and convert them to the SGML 
format in the source tree. I am rather busy these days, and have to add them 
after Tuesday.

> Thanks for taking on this project!
> Kind regards,
> Devon H. O'Dell

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