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From: Richard Friedman (rchrd_at_[hidden])
Date: 2007-09-14 11:47:35

Sorry, but LaTex is not a viable solution for open source community development of documentation. DocBook (XML) is one solution, another is DITA.
I'm looking into some other open source communities that I'm familiar with to see what they're using.

The general requirement for authoring/publishing tools would be something like:
1. tools themselves are open source
2. free
3. available on nearly all platforms (W/XP, Linux, MacOSX, Solaris, ...)
4. generates at least pdf, HTML,
5. includes source management/version control
6. provides some opportunity for localization

We'll discuss this more once our docs email alias is established, which could be later today. Watch for an announcement from Jeff Squyres.

Amit Kumar Saha wrote:
Docbook gets my vote, especially when one considers the html and pdf
output.  I'd prefer LaTeX, but then I come from an academic background

I prefer LaTex too, the reason is same. Academic background :) and new
found love in LaTex