[NTG-context] documentation sprint at 10th ConTeXt meeting

Hans Hagen pragma at wxs.nl
Mon Jan 25 17:44:09 CET 2016


On 1/25/2016 3:44 PM, Jan U. Hasecke wrote:
> Dear list,
>
> are there any plans to have a documentation sprint at Kalenberg?

yes

> I am currently trying to setup a small documentation about ConTeXt in
> order to better learn how to use it, and I face several issues.
>
> 1. documentation is scattered. Sources of documentation are the Wiki and
> a lot of PDF documents.

there are also some in the distribution

> 2. it is not always possible to decide whether a pdf document is related
> to MKII or MKIV. So I start reading only to learn that it is outdated.

much mkii applies to mkiv (but you can forgot about things like 
encodings and such so for fonts best consult the latest)

> 3. I had the hope to access all commands via the xml interface mechanism
> (showsetup) which could be a kind of auto generated documentation
> (using: mtxrun --script server --auto) but it seems that not all
> commands are accessible through this mechanism
>
> I would like to propose a documentation sprint at the meeting in
> Kalenberg this fall to improve the situation.

sure, just mail an abstract to Alan (who chairs the prog committee)

Hans


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