Subject: Re: Current Projects?
To: Jan Schaumann <>
From: Brian A. Seklecki <>
List: netbsd-docs
Date: 03/17/2002 22:03:40
On Sat, 9 Mar 2002, Jan Schaumann wrote:

> "Brian A. Seklecki" <> wrote:
> >
> > Good evening, all, I havn't seen any traffic on this list since I signed
> > up a few days ago.  I was just wondering if there is a present list of
> > projects where assistance might be contributed?

I was hoping someone might be tossing around the idea of converting
everything from pure HTML/Mk files > SGML/DocBook or even better,
XML/DocBook.  As cheesy as that sounds, there's some exciting stuff going
on in the XML community, and a lot of other projects are taking the lead
(I'm pretty sure all of the LDP is done via DocBook now)

There are a lot of advantages to using DocBook, too many to mention now,
but by far the biggest among the list are: portable output formats
(flat text, HTML, pdf, rtf, etc.), and use of stylesheets / schemas to
handle costmetic formatting, allowing the project to focus more on
document content.


> I for one am always looking out for people willing to help with the
> translation of the website.  We currently have people working on the
> German, French and Polish versions, and I know that the Japanese and
> Korean translations are also underway.
> If you speak any language other than english, and are willing to
> translate and/or proofread some documents, let me know. :)
> Other than that, I think it might be helpful to consider extending
> to provide links to install-floppies and
> the like as well as maybe some brief summaries on how to get NetBSD and
> install it.  Including/linking to the various README's for the ports may
> be sufficient, I don't know.
> -Jan
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