On Mon, Feb 07, 2011 at 08:19:45AM +0100, Julien Hardelin wrote:
> > Now, to technical matters: Working with GIT and the XML.
> > 
> > I'm on Ubuntu 10.10, and have downloaded a copy of the GIT repository as
> > described in the "help us" page. Now, the thing is, I'm no programmer.
> > I'm familiar with version control - specifically Microsoft Team
> > Foundation server (at work), but I've never really worked on code, just
> > art resources. So I'm kinda lost when it comes to GIT. Is there a
> > recommended front end / GUI to access it? Or do you do all your checkout
> > and commits in the terminal? As an artist I'm much more GUI-oriented.
> > 
> GIT is difficult. You will find good tutorials on the WEB
> (http://www.spheredev.org/wiki/Git_for_the_lazy for instance).
> You don't have to know all about GIT to start.
> You easily understand that you can't push your fist files to the git
> repository directly. You can send them to me personnally, so that I can
> verify them.
> > I browsed the repository and I see help pages are written in XML. Do you
> > hand-code everything, or do you have some easier way to write pages in
> > an editor? And is there documentation on how to write said XML or do I
> > just read the existing pages and do my best to emulate that?
> > 
> Yes, we write documentation with a text editor (I use Kate). For new
> files, you will find templates in gimp-help-2/docs/templates.

I'm sorry, it's not just a matter of xml and git. 

You have to setup a build chain with different tecnologies. The good
thing is that Ubuntu has already all the needed packages to do it right
out of the box; you just have to know exactly which packages you need to
install...the bad thing is that those packages used to be listed in
the GIMP wiki that is down (seems forever) so I have to figure out what
you need to install...

Then you can safely do some test thanks to the 

 make validate

command that could test your experiments before trying to send them to
anybody or to the main git manual repository.

Then you can use any text editor but, a xml-docbook aware like emacs or
jedit/eclipse could help you a lot...


Marco Ciampa

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