Subject: [Boost-build] New doc format.
From: Rene Rivera (grafikrobot_at_[hidden])
Date: 2018-01-14 22:35:51
After asking about documentation tools some months back I ended up doing a
full "trial" with asciidoctor to see how it would work out for the new B2
documentation. I realize that others had ideas as to what might be a better
tool. But after looking into some others I decided asciidoctor was the
least effort to attempt to change to. And that the features, with regards
to B2, where sufficiently equivalent with the other top contenders.
You can peruse the result here <https://grafikrobot.github.io/b2doc/>.
There are only some minor items missing in the docs (examples only AFAIK).
The process for transferring the docs turned out to involve using quickbook
to generate boostbook for the non boostbook parts. And using pandoc to mass
translate from boostbook (assuming it was close enough to docbook) to
asciidoctor. THen it was a matter of going through all the docs and fixing
up any translation errors.
This is just an initial translation.. And will be followed in the future
with more automation, style, additions, rewrites, etc changes. Assuming key
people are okay with this new set of docs.
-- -- Rene Rivera -- Grafik - Don't Assume Anything -- Robot Dreams - http://robot-dreams.net
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