Documentation proposal

Nick Schermer nickschermer at
Mon May 4 10:26:33 CEST 2009

2009/5/4 Brian J. Tarricone <brian at>:
> On Mon, 4 May 2009 08:39:56 +0200 Nick Schermer wrote:
>> On the other hand I can understand all the docs in a single repo are
>> easier to maintain, which is at this point the biggest issue. So maybe
>> we can put all the docs in 1 git module and we use a hook inside a
>> module (thunar, panel, xfwm4) to include the (translated) html when
>> running make dist.
> Something like that... only maybe better might be to -- as you say --
> have all the docs in one git repo, but still distribute them in each
> app module as we do today.  Should be simple to do with git submodules,
> right?  That way people who want to improve the docs only need to look
> at one module, but the docs still end up in each individual module for
> distribution.

The advantage of a hook is that we also have all the translations in
the docs package and keep them there (if we're going to use docbook
xml2po kinda stuff, bit harder to write but easier for translators to
track changes). I'm not sure, but I think if we merge all the doc
translations, a lot of duplicated strings will show up, which makes it
easier for translators.


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