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Re: Documentation

From: Guillaume Lelarge <guillaume(at)lelarge(dot)info>
To: Dave Page <dpage(at)pgadmin(dot)org>
Cc: pgadmin-hackers <pgadmin-hackers(at)postgresql(dot)org>
Subject: Re: Documentation
Date: 2010-09-26 20:50:19
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Le 24/09/2010 11:16, Guillaume Lelarge a écrit :
> Le 24/09/2010 10:39, Dave Page a écrit :
>> On Fri, Sep 24, 2010 at 9:29 AM, Guillaume Lelarge
>> <guillaume(at)lelarge(dot)info> wrote:
>>> Documentation for pgAdmin is really weak right now. Just to take an
>>> example, I don't know where a plugin file is described.
>>> The real question is how we do this. Right now, the documentation is a
>>> set of HTML files. Which is fine for some people and not for others.
>>> Kind of hard to get a consistent style. Kind of hard to get a good PDF
>>> and CHM file out of it. Not sure we really need these formats, I'm sure
>>> we want a consistent style.
>>> The only way to get all these options, AFAICT, is to use Docbook. SGML
>>> or XML. I have no problem working with Docbook, but I'm not sure
>>> everyone feels the same. I really prefer XML because of the toolset we
>>> can use (which seems, at least to me, in much better shape than the SGML
>>> one).
>>> Anyone has better ideas?
>> Yeah, I was looking at this the other day, but ran out of time.
>> Looking at using Sphinx (
> Seems interesting. Just at the same time, we (Dalibo) get rid of our
> documents in ReST format, so I'll still have to work with it for pgadmin :-/
> Anyway, I need to test it a bit before going further on this.

Seems good to me.


It took me three hours to manually convert the current documentation.
There is also a possibility to change the theme. I'll try to do it on my


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