[plt-scheme] PLT Scheme 4.0, Scribble, and PLaneT

From: Matthew Flatt (mflatt at cs.utah.edu)
Date: Wed Jun 13 11:02:28 EDT 2007

At Wed, 13 Jun 2007 07:51:00 -0700, "Williams, M. Douglas" wrote:
> Today, when I release a collection under PLaneT, it is automatically
> compiled when it is downloaded.  Are there any plans to have PLaneT
> automatically generate the Help Desk documentation from the Scribble
> source at download?  That would provide a nice source only distribution
> mechanism that included the collection documentation.

Yes, that's the intent. The docs would be built to HTML and wired into
Help Desk on install.

> What external tools are required for Scribble?  At first glance it seems
> to generate TeX and would require the TeX tools.  Will such tools be
> available in a consistent manner across all of the various platforms on
> which PLT Scheme runs?

Nothing extra is required to generate HTML.

TeX is useful for getting to paper (or PDF), but you don't have to use
that back-end if you're happy with HTML.

> Is there a good way for those of us with significant collections and
> accompanying documentation to help?

You can start trying it out and letting us know what you see. We have a
stack of problems to work on, already, but more feedback will help us
prioritize. Since it's extensible, you might also end up writing layout
libraries that are useful to others.


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