Opened 6 years ago

Closed 6 years ago

Last modified 6 years ago

#2207 closed enhancement (fixed)

provide downloadable tar balls of html man pages

Reported by: mlennert Owned by: grass-dev@…
Priority: normal Milestone: 6.4.4
Component: Website Version: unspecified
Keywords: html man pages download Cc:
CPU: Unspecified Platform: Unspecified

Description

It would be great if next to the online consultation of html man pages, one could also download them as a tar balls.

Change History (6)

comment:1 Changed 6 years ago by neteler

Done for GRASS 7: http://grass.osgeo.org/documentation/manuals/

Will asap add the other packages to the weekly cronjobs.

comment:2 in reply to:  1 ; Changed 6 years ago by neteler

Resolution: fixed
Status: newclosed

Replying to neteler:

Done for GRASS 7: http://grass.osgeo.org/documentation/manuals/

Will asap add the other packages to the weekly cronjobs.

Done (also 6.4 and 6.5). Closing.

comment:3 in reply to:  2 Changed 6 years ago by wenzeslaus

Replying to neteler:

Replying to neteler:

Done for GRASS 7: http://grass.osgeo.org/documentation/manuals/

Will asap add the other packages to the weekly cronjobs.

Done (also 6.4 and 6.5). Closing.

GRASS 7.0 (development) HTML manual pages (alternative: download ZIP), updated weekly)

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I would say that

GRASS 7.0 (development) HTML manual pages (download ZIP, updated weekly)

is enough.

comment:4 Changed 6 years ago by neteler

comment:5 Changed 6 years ago by hamish

see also idea to make a searchable man page android app (can build on other existing FOSS unix man page and perl doc apps), and/or using Calibre to convert HTML -> free cross-platform eBook. Calibre needs a little bit of guidance to get the chapters right, but for searchable reference manual it is more important that the index works than the modules browse in order. I tried a quick test-case with the Valgrind docs, without structure guidance the chapter and section hierarchy was a big out of order mess, but it turned out not to be a big deal since the all the internal links worked and I wasn't reading it beginning to end like a story book.

http://grasswiki.osgeo.org/wiki/Android#Device_used_as_a_reference_guide

I'm not sure how others work, but for me this is most useful when working remotely or on a laptop; at my desk usually it's easier to have the docs open side by side in a big monitor or on a second screen/workspace.

The programmer's manual would be good to eBook-ize or make into an android app too. Note HTML is Calibre's preferred input markup language, and luckily most of the hard work of standardizing the section h2,h3s and css styles is already done.

ideas, Hamish

comment:6 Changed 6 years ago by hamish

can build on other existing FOSS unix man page and perl doc apps

find them on f-droid.org

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