write on the train?
keith at henkell.net
Wed Apr 30 02:49:04 UTC 2008
I used cut-and-paste today, but I just installed "itsalltext" and it
works really well. I can't seem to get it working with gvim/vi, but
it is working with gedit so I'm good to go for tomorrow.
On Tue, Apr 29, 2008 at 5:38 PM, Karsten 'quaid' Wade <kwade at redhat.com> wrote:
> On Mon, 2008-04-28 at 23:12 -0700, Karsten 'quaid' Wade wrote:
> > An answer for a question from IRC:
> > 18:18 < subdivisions> hey all... anyone here know the best way to do editing/authoring
> > offline? I have approx 2.5 hours a day on the train and I can't
> > really get a cell signal.
> > 18:18 < subdivisions> I can cut-andpaste from and back to the wiwki, but that seems a bit
> > crude.
> There is one option for the wiki I forgot. Like this:
> 1. Install 'itsalltext' extension:
> - This extension adds a button that lets you open the contents of an
> HTML edit window (a TEXTAREA) in your favorite editor.
> - Saves happen to a temporary file and update the wiki edit window in
> 2. Pick some chapters you are going to work on.
> 3. Email the list/alert IRC that you are putting a few hour 'lock' on
> those files, so no one else edits them
> - There is a warning put up when you edit a file in the wiki, but the
> lock may expire before you return
> 4. Load the pages and edit them, then use the Edit button from It's All
> Text! to load the pages for offline editing.
> - You cannot preview changes while offline
> 5. Later versions of It's All Text! support keeping the same temporary
> filename for the same original URL. This means when you return to be
> online, even if you have to reload and re-edit the original page, you
> should be able to save within your editor, and the edit window in
> Firefox updates.
> - If this does not work, yes, you still have manual cut and paste
> Now that I write it all out, it sounds hokey and hacky and stupid, but
> it does work. :)
> - Karsten
> > Keith, let me introduce you to DocBook XML.
> > http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/DocsProject/Tools#DocBook_XML
> > http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/DocsProject/WorkFlow#Wiki_to_DocBook_XML
> > What you need for the train is the following:
> > * Checkout one or more guides to work on:
> > Installation Guide
> > Software Management Guide
> > Security Guide (needs conversion)
> > or ...
> > * Obtain XML output from the wiki ready for conversion
> > * Check out the build system/toolchain for Fedora Docs, and/or
> > * Install 'publican' (candidate for inclusion in toolchain)
> > * Optional virtualization instance to do install testing or other
> > technical edits/writing
> > You have everything you need in a Fedora install with the "Authoring and
> > Publishing" group installed.
> > While you are offline, keep notes about any troubles you have. Maybe
> > write them as a blog entry to post when you get to your destination.
> > Writing about your learning process and experience as a new contributor
> > could bring some value and definitely interest.
> > Just a few ideas off the top of my head. :)
> > - Karsten
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