4 May 2002
(updated 4 May 2002 at 09:18 UTC) »
Cheers to dmerrill. I
came across his
announcement of the Linux Documentation Project's Lampadas Project.
Lampadas will provide a web interface for
authors to easily write documentation and for LDP staff to
easily manage the document collection. Lampadas will be a
very powerful publication system, and more powerful than any
currently available in the Free Software/Open Source world.
It will offer features oriented toward authors as well as
the reader, such as document annotation.
Development version at: http://www.lampadas.org
A really handy piece of it is a Perl module + script for
converting plain text/WikiText to DocBook, called
There's an LDP
how-to about how to author in WikiText.
You can check out wt2db from the LDP cvs and run it
1. Log into their anonymous cvs:
cvs -d :pserver:firstname.lastname@example.org:/cvsroot login
2. Grab the wt2db module:
cvs -d :pserver:email@example.com:/cvsroot\
3. It also requires the HTML::Entities perl module, so do:
perl -MCPAN -e shell
4. At the cpan> prompt, type:
5. Once that's done, you should be able to run the Makefile
in the wt2db distribution