Re: Status of Project Mallard
Don Scorgie <Don@...
2007-09-03 18:36:56 GMT
I'll take this one for 20, please Bob.
On Sun, 2007-09-02 at 23:24 +0200, Alejandro Serrano wrote:
> I've been surfing a bit thorughout the Gnome wiki, and I've found some
> interesting bits about something called Project Mallard (in
> http://live.gnome.org/ProjectMallard). I would like to ask what is the
> status of that project, and how it relates to Rarian, Foie Gras and
> all the things that are mentioned in that page.
Project Mallard was originally the name for the new markup language.
However, as it's grown, it's become more of an umbrella term for all the
changes. This includes the new markup (confusingly still called
"Mallard", at least by me), the new documentation editor (Foie Gras) and
the new meta-data stuff (Rarian).
As an umbrella, various parts are now progressing. First, Rarian is now
part of GNOME 2.20 and it's cool new stuff will hopefully begin being
used in GNOME 2.22.
Second, Foie Gras. This was worked on as part of the Summer Of Code by
2 students and is currently being integrated to form a first release
(hopefully). The editor is exclusively for the Mallard Markup.
The markup itself has a (stylesheet) implementation inside
gnome-doc-utils I believe and the plan is to get an initial
implementation into GNOME 2.22, with work then beginning on converting
manuals across after that.