"Andrew Bernard" <andrew.bern...@gmail.com> writes: > Hello All, > > Since the website has suddenly come up again as a topic, while I > disagree with a lot of the talk here, allow me for once to say > something positive. Concerning the documentation on the website, this > has always been a good idea because it is indexed by search engines – > I often find it is easier to google a search for something in the > lilypond manuals than using other ways! So keeping the documentation > online, and building it from the source code in an automated process > is an excellent design criterion. > > In terms of ‘modernity’ which people seem to be keenly interested in > [I am not convinced that this is a primary goal of web development, as > more often than not modernity is mere ephemeral fashion], then I would > like to point out that there is an excellent open source solution for > online documentation called ReadTheDocs.
Let's put this into perspective: at any point of time, there are few people working on LilyPond's core documentation. LilyPond has been around for dozens of years. So has its documentation. So has Texinfo. I don't think we can expect the manpower to shift everything (PDF, HTML, Info) to a new documentation source format every dozen years or so. > http://docs.readthedocs.io/en/latest/ > > Since I believe one should put one’s money where one’s mouth is (!) I > would be very happy to investigate this solution and code and > implement it, and maintain it for the lilypond community. And all translations? For, let's say, 20 years at least? I just don't think that LilyPond can sensibly afford to hop on every passing bandwagon with its 1000+ pages of English documentation and its multiple thousands of translated pages. -- David Kastrup _______________________________________________ lilypond-user mailing list firstname.lastname@example.org https://lists.gnu.org/mailman/listinfo/lilypond-user