[Scribus] Fwd: Re: Manual - first baby step

william f. maddock billsey
Wed Oct 24 13:32:02 CEST 2007

We have a new subscriber who can't seem to get his posts through to the  
mailing list. He has asked me to forward this contribution to the list.  
This could be yet another open door for scribus:

Begin forwarded message:

> From: adam hyde <adam at xs4all.nl>
> Date: October 24, 2007 4:59:01 AM CDT
> To: "William F. Maddock" <billsey at earthlink.net>
> Subject: [Fwd: Re: [Scribus] Manual - first baby step]
> Reply-To: adam at xs4all.nl
> X-Mailer: Evolution 2.6.3
> Hi William,
> I have been following the discussion about the manual with interest. I
> am subscribed to the list but my messages are not getting through (I
> wrote to the admin but no reply). I wonder if you can forward this on  
> my
> behalf?
> kind regards,
> adam
> -------- Forwarded Message --------
> From: adam hyde <adam at flossmanuals.net>
> Reply-To: adam at flossmanuals.net
> To: scribus at nashi.altmuehlnet.de
> Subject: Re: [Scribus] Manual - first baby step
> Date: Tue, 23 Oct 2007 22:31:40 +0200
> Hi,
> I just subscribed to the list and have read the archived chat on a
> manual with interest. I don't know if it is of interest but I am
> involved with a online community of free documentaiton writers. The
> project is called 'FLOSS Manuals' (http://www/flossmanuals.net).
> We have a nice tool set for writing manuals online. Its an open wiki
> (needs registration to make contributions) with some nice tools
> including a wysiwyg editor and automatic export to pdf (and soon also
> docbook etc).
> We are also doing nice Print on Demand manuals from the content in the
> wiki. This is actually why I sub'ed to the list as I want to use  
> Scribus
> for the layout of the print ready PDFs.
> We work with a system of each manual having a voluntary maintainer.  
> This
> is someone that looks after the quality of the manual, making sure all
> the edits are spell checked, look nice etc before publishing. So no
> edits are 'live' to the manual but happen in the backend
> (http://www.flossmanuals.net/write) and are published to the manual
> maintained on the front end (http://www.flossmanuals.net). We have roll
> backs and other tools to assist with the maintainence of the manuals.
> We are currently developing workflow mechanisms for translation and are
> looking to have a complete Farsi site up by the end of the year and  
> then
> onto other languages.
> Other features include a nifty remix  
> (http://www.flossmanuals.net/remix)
> function that allows one to remix your own manual and output to
> downloadable html (with your own css), pdf, or embed in your website
> with our ajax api. All manuals are licensed under GPL to make the
> manuals compatable with the applications they support (ie. applications
> can embed the manuals in the interface if desired).
> I was wondering if those interested in writing the manual might be
> interested in collaborating in the writing via a floss manuals scribus
> manual?
> Kind regards,
> adam
> On Tue, 2007-10-23 at 16:10 -0400, Gregory Pittman wrote:
>> John Beardmore wrote:
>>> Gregory Pittman wrote:
>>>> Here is a link to a potential introductory page for our manual.
>>>> ftp://www.infoisfree.com/scribus/scribusmanual.pdf
>>>> This is on my own website (note that it's ftp) -- it's about 603KB.
>>> I'm getting:
>>>      Internet Explorer cannot display the webpage
>>>      Most likely causes:
>>>        You are not connected to the Internet.
>>>        The website is encountering problems.
>>>        There might be a typing error in the address.
>> as Andreas has pointed out, the demand is exceeding the size of the
>> pipe. Check one of the alternatives posted to the list.
>> Something this tells us is the interest in this item. I had thought  
>> that
>> maybe a dozen or so people might bother to check  this out, but this  
>> was
>> rather an underestimation.
>> Greg
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> --  
> ---
> adam hyde
> 'free as in media'
> ~/.nl
> http://www.flossmanuals.net
> http://www.simpel.cc
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