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Month: November 2011

Re: [trinity-devel] Trinity User's Guide

From: Darrell Anderson <humanreadable@...>
Date: Thu, 17 Nov 2011 09:47:44 -0800 (PST)
> Excuse me if I jump in the discussion just to put my 2
> cents about the editor.
> What about the good old LyX?
> It's easy to use, it outputs LaTeX, it's multi-platform and
> it's Free 
> Software.

Lyx is a front-end wrapper to LaTeX. Basically then we're back to discussing markup. :) Lyx could be an option for some documentation teams, but the internal team still needs to learn LaTex. Doable if those involved have the time for that kind of thing. :)

Much of our recent discussion has been how to encourage non team members to contribute where nothing more than everyday word processor skills are expected.

For internal purposes the leading focus is using a format that is maintainable in GIT for merging collaborative changes in a team environment. Hence the arguments in favor of markup, which is text based. I think we have agreed to ODT, which fundamentally is XML, which is text based.

ODT allows writers to use any software supporting that format and does not limit contributors to a specific tool chain.