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Subject: DOCBOOK-APPS: docbook visual editor

Hi Andrew,

[moving this discussion to docbook-apps]

On Sun, Sep 16, 2001 at 05:39:23PM +0200, The DeerBear wrote:
> With the occasion of this first message I introduce myself.
> My name is Andrew and I am a programmer.
> I've been asked to write a docbook visual editor( that may become
> open-source ) 

We at Alcove are in the process to start working on the Thot editor (a
generic editor for structured documents - part of the project is stall
since '97), with the goal to add docbook support to it.  Thot is
already Free-Software.  Maybe we can join our efforts to get it done
faster and at a lower cost for everyone ?

Here is a little blurb I wrote to present it internally

  Thot is a graphical editor for structured documents, based on
  motif/lesstif ans on a generic library (thotlib), both developped at
  INRIA in Grenoble. The last release of Thot occured in october '97.
  Thotlib has continued to evolve within the W3C, as a base to the Amaya
  browser/editor, where recently a port to Gtk was started (experimental
  in Amaya 5.1).
  Thot has the potential to be the WYSIWYG editor for DocBook which
  we miss for the consistency of our documents.


You can get old precompiled binaries to test it, but it looks like
there are problems on GNU/Linux systems with a recent libc+toolchain -
there will probably be some debugging to do (I already have a couple
of build patches, but they're largely unsufficient).

Linux bins: ftp://sunsite.unc.edu/pub/Linux/apps/editors/X/thot/
Others: http://www.inrialpes.fr/opera/pub/Thot/Doc/thoteditor/Download.html#Getting

Other volunteers welcomed :)

We'll probably set that up as a project on the sourceforge-like
freesoftware.gnu.org, as soon as we're sure it makes no problem for
the W3C/Amaya people (in CC).

Yann Dirson <Yann.Dirson@fr.alcove.com>                 http://www.alcove.com/
Free-Software Engineer				      Ingénieur Logiciel-Libre
Free-Software time manager    	       Responsable du temps Informatique-Libre

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