[REBOL] CRANe (WAS: RE: Reference docs update)
From: mario::cassani::icl::com at: 19-Jul-2001 16:21
> >We are working as hard as we can on the documentation for all levels
> >of REBOL and all products.
> No surprise there I'm afraid. :-(
> Now before we run off with the complaining and
> I told you so's I want to ask what can we do to
> help RT and ourselves in the process.
What about submitting as more material as we can to
IIRC [Jeff--RT] is handling the /Zine so this can help RT.
The most important thing, IMO, is to avoid duplication
of submitted info, we have to find a way to organise orselves
to join knowledge and efforts, something like a CVS of make-doc
compliant texts, a make-doc2pdfmaker.r and a webboard to keep
discussions about documentation and examples out of this list.
The messages are already a lot without documentation and
follow lots of threads will not that easy while a wwwboard can
be a good archive usually accessed only by the ones who can
help and only in the jobs they can be of any help.
I was planning to make something like this in the past
days, a CRAN(e) like CPAN for Perl, but I'm awfully busy.
We should discuss at first how to avoid Perl's CPAN
huge duplication of info and scripts.
I was thinking about something like the Aminet:
where everything is kept archived with a description (like
in the Rebol Library) and you can subscribe to a mailing
list that sends you a weekly report about new things.
We can have both the documentation and the script library
and RT can access, update, admin(?), give the webspace/domain(?)
Here is the test site I tried to make in the last days
(after someone posted a message about a CPAN like site for REBOL),
but actually the CGI is not working (after my nighttime
a page very similar to the /Zine but with a crane (not a star) as
a logo, as soon as I kill the bug...
A lot of work must be done, if someone wants to help he
is welcome, I can give the password to change the site to 3 or 4
people, not more (it's not safe), we can start to make the site
skeleton and base tools while RT tells something more about
The Rebsite is not ready too but for the layout:
all icons are not working and, again, the layout is similar to
the Textimage Rebsite but for the logo... :P
Gosh! It took to much time to write this, hope it helps
PS I will change the layouts if the authors of the original
sites don't like me to use it...