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Subject: RE: DOCBOOK-APPS: docbook archives and workflows now!
You might want to look at the LDP and GDP as to how they are doing it. -----Original Message----- From: Dave Pawson [mailto:daveP@dpawson.freeserve.co.uk] Sent: Wednesday, 24 July 2002 10:48 AM To: email@example.com; firstname.lastname@example.org Subject: DOCBOOK-APPS: docbook archives and workflows now! This came up on another list. Has anyone anything to say on managing K's worth of docbook files? regards DaveP Dan, I work for a software shop that produces a suite of integrated products. One of our challenges is managing (relating, versioning, reusing) the content in addition to producing print, HTML Help, and online output. We currently store our documents in Microsoft Word. Our documentation base of tens of thousands of topics (hundreds of thousands of pages), growing by upwards of twelve percent a year, is fast becoming unwieldy. We would like writers to devote more time to writing and less to file management, imperfect .doc to .htm conversion, and manual remarkup of help files. We are considering the DocBook technology for markup. However, I haven't run into a description of a content or document or file management system for DocBook books that would give us the management capability we need. Once we have structured content, how can we work collaboratively, efficiently, and intelligently with a large and expanding web of intricately interrelated topics? We also need to interact with the in-house development log tracking system. We could, of course, build a proprietary application, but such wheels must already be turning, somewhere. Can anyone on the list point me in a good direction?
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