Doc task volunteer, please [was: New official XEmacs packages ...]
rsparapa at mcw.edu
Fri Feb 27 13:01:20 EST 2009
Stephen J. Turnbull wrote:
> They can be "dropped in", but they probably can't be merged.
> It would be very helpful if somebody would go through the current
> XEmacs documentation and look for XEmacs specifics, make a list of
> them (in original language to avoid copyright violation), and pass
> that list on, either to another volunteer or as a bug report in the
> Then we could just go with the GFDL (much as I hate using that for
> software documentation, being able to merge GNU versions would be very
> helpful ... damn these viral licenses, they mutate like flu, and are
> just as hard to treat.)
Maybe this is what you are alluding to, but it is a confusing situation...
In both Emacs and XEmacs, the VC stuff is actually in the Emacs and XEmacs
info nodes and there is no VC info node (which is not what I was expecting).
Some of that stuff must have "leaked" from Emacs to XEmacs. By
"leaked" I mean, for most XEmacs package modes you shouldn't have
there info in the XEmacs node, but rather a node of their own, right?
I guess it is there so that you can find out if you need to install
it or not. That's fair. But, since, apparently, it is always
installed in Emacs nothing about needing to install it appears.
So, I think that could be an XEmacs specific addition. Also, to clear
up some of the confusion, create a VC node of it's own
that should appear only if you have installed VC (although, I guess
the content would be the same). Maybe this is because I don't know
how to search all of Info for VC. I guess that is a FAQ as well.
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