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Subject: Re: [docbook-apps] Ideas for GSoC 2011

IMO, I think it's better you add the idea to the ideas page. Because if there's a student with relevant skills may grab the idea willing to implement it this summer. Whether the idea get through depends on no. of factors such as the importance of the project idea, whether there's a mentor willing to contribute, and of course the quality of the student proposals submitted etc. etc.. Last year, I've got to know from other participants that some valuable project ideas didn't get selected because there were no mentors available for that particular time. So, your idea may get selected, though the priority for this idea seems to be less. I was a GSoC participant under DocBook  contributing to WebHelp last year. 

On 02/10/2011 10:45 AM, Jirka Kosek wrote:
 or... of WebHelp
 output.Almost any platform now supports applications written purely in
 HTML, CSS and Javascript and packaged for easy installation. This is
 something worth to explore. And it is more "sexy" then boring
 VisualStudio help ;-)

Of course. I'm willing to continue the work from previous year on WebHelp under GSoC with my mentor from past year, David. If there's any further features/additions you'd like to see in WebHelp, please fill the WebHelpGsoc2011 page David provided, in a separate section. The feature additions needs to be prioritized based on what needs the most.   


Kasun Gajasinghe,
University of Moratuwa,
Sri Lanka.
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On Fri, Feb 11, 2011 at 1:02 PM, Speights, Scott <Scott.Speights@haufe-lexware.com> wrote:
I have to admit the packaging idea for many applications is much cooler than just plain old Visual Studio help. I just thought about the MS help viewer because we use a lot of Microsoft products and, so, there are some good possibilities to do easy integration between our TFS and Share Point. I guess I am a little bit personally motivated.

Two other reasons why I found Help 3 a good idea is because there is a trend here to use MAML (XML documentation comments) to write real documentation (not just create reference documentation), which I would like to break, and because the package doesn't look too hard to output. So maybe this could be one of the packages in the list even if it is a little bit on the boring side...

As for the other formats, wrap them up, I'll take them!


-----Ursprüngliche Nachricht-----
Von: Cramer, David W (David) [mailto:dcramer@motive.com]
Gesendet: Freitag, 11. Februar 2011 00:26
An: Rowland, Larry; Jirka Kosek; denis.bradford@verizon.net
Betreff: RE: [docbook-apps] Ideas for GSoC 2011

Indeed, that's on the list for WebHelp: "Add an option to use Lucene for server-side searches with table of contents state persisted on the server."

It would be good for situations where running Eclipse as a war is too heavy and presumably simpler to get working in a variety of app servers than an eclipse.war is.


-----Original Message-----
From: Rowland, Larry [mailto:larry.rowland@hp.com]
Sent: Thursday, February 10, 2011 5:12 PM
To: Jirka Kosek; denis.bradford@verizon.net
Cc: docbook-apps@lists.oasis-open.org
Subject: RE: [docbook-apps] Ideas for GSoC 2011

I think that's a great idea.  It would also be helpful to extend it to
work as a component in a TomCat environment where Lucene could replace
the search engine (for larger help environments).

Larry Rowland

-----Original Message-----
From: Jirka Kosek [mailto:jirka@kosek.cz]
Sent: Thursday, February 10, 2011 8:46 AM
To: denis.bradford@verizon.net
Cc: docbook-apps@lists.oasis-open.org
Subject: Re: [docbook-apps] Ideas for GSoC 2011

Denis Bradford wrote:

> That said, Help 3 seems likely to eventually take hold. And since the
> outputs will be mostly straight XHTML, maybe it's not too risky to get
> started on the DocBook stylesheets.

Or we can decide not to wait for MS and build just packaging to Web
Widgets, or Air, or iPad, or Android application, or... of WebHelp
output. Almost any platform now supports applications written purely in
HTML, CSS and Javascript and packaged for easy installation. This is
something worth to explore. And it is more "sexy" then boring
VisualStudio help ;-)


 Jirka Kosek      e-mail: jirka@kosek.cz      http://xmlguru.cz
      Professional XML consulting and training services
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