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@hansw@qoto.org @darktable @secretlifeofmatt SGML is pretty much dead and died in the late 80s. The verbosity of docbook is too much to write comfortably without a good editor, for which there isn't one that is FOSS. The markdown in this project iis simple on purpose and we'll make it work, since we want to focus on content, not on markup.

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@marcelcosta @darktable @codeberg @mondstern when github becomes an obvious hindrance, I'm sure we'll leave. But I don't think anyone in the project sees that yet, even if you still view Microsoft as an existential threat.

@Sandra @darktable

Ok fair enough. It's actually pretty much complete in English and we mostly need to work out how to manage translation to other languages, plus some basic look-and-feel stuff.

@Sandra @darktable
Rewritten was a key word here. It's not a straight transfer. And saying what we should have done after the fact isn't enormously helpful.

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The darktable user manual is largely outdated. Problem is it uses an esoteric kind of XML required by a brittle software stack (Saxon) to be compiled into HTML or PDF.
This complexity steers away many contributors.
But thanks to Chris Elston, @secretlifeofmatt and @paperdigits, it is being rewritten in Markdown with a better "tutorial" approach.
WIP : elstoc.github.io/dtdocs/
Contribute : github.com/elstoc/dtdocs

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