Re: [OVC-demo-team] Documentation format

From: David Mertz <voting-project_at_gnosis_dot_cx>
Date: Thu Feb 12 2004 - 22:58:41 CST

> Actually on Windows it's a breeze to install, simply unzip and click.
> I hear
> the OSX port is almost complete and simply requires the XFree86
> package.

The OSX/X11 port of OOo exists (and is installed on this here
PowerBook); but it is still pretty glitchy. I'm waiting for the native
Aqua port before I really use it. But that's fine, I'm totally cool
with you using OOo for any updated documentation.

> True, plus I'm also thinking of other materials, such as spreadsheets,
> presentations, diagrams, etc.

Indeed. A text markup like APT or reST doesn't do those sorts of
things (or only very crudely).

> someone is working on an O'Reilly book detailing the OOo XML
> formats, and is using the Creative Commons license, therefore perhaps
> enabling you to use some ideas for your article:
> http://books.evc-cit.info/.
> Can't wait to read the article (I print all of them out)!

Interesting! I wish I knew about this before I sent off my article last
night. Not that it would have changed my summary article much; but the
book would certainly be worth mentioning as a resource. In fact, I'll
work on getting the URL added before IBM dW runs the piece.

FWIW, if you want to read the draft of my article, you can find it
(temporarily) at:

        http://gnosis.cx/secret/xml_matters_33.txt

IBM will run the edited (HTML) version in a week or two, I'd guess.

Yours, David...
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