• Manuals

    From Martin Foster@2:250/1.1 to All on Tue Mar 6 09:46:00 2018
    Greetings All!

    After a successful build and install of 'gedlnx', I went in search of
    some documentation, which I've found in the 'manuals' directory.

    Couple of questions .....

    - Are these manuals current(they seem very old)
    - How do I compile 'gold_ref.txt' and 'gold_usr.txt'

    Regards,
    Martin

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  • From Paul Quinn@3:640/1384 to Martin Foster on Tue Mar 6 20:20:32 2018
    Hi! Martin,

    On 06 Mar 18 09:46, you wrote to All:

    - Are these manuals current(they seem very old)

    Probably. I don't know if anything new has been added this century. Mostly the maintainers have been fixing itty-bity stuff.

    - How do I compile 'gold_ref.txt' and 'gold_usr.txt'

    No need. They're plain text and most people will tell you to simply use a notepad-type of thing, but from experience you will need something with a search function: generally an editor of some sort (e.g. in Linux geany, mousepad, gedit, nico, et al).

    Cheers,
    Paul.

    ... I played poker with Tarot cards once; got a flush & 5 people died!
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  • From Richard Menedetter@2:310/31 to Martin Foster on Tue Mar 6 21:12:38 2018
    Hi Martin!

    06 Mar 2018 09:46, from Martin Foster -> All:

    After a successful build and install of 'gedlnx', I went in search of
    some documentation, which I've found in the 'manuals' directory.

    They have not been updated for a long time.

    I would suggest to start from the advanced.cfg in the config sample package.
    It contains a lot of explanation.
    If you encounter some issues, just post them here.

    CU, Ricsi

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  • From Richard Menedetter@2:310/31 to Martin Foster on Tue Mar 6 21:17:04 2018
    Hi Martin!

    06 Mar 2018 09:46, from Martin Foster -> All:

    After a successful build and install of 'gedlnx', I went in search of
    some documentation, which I've found in the 'manuals' directory.

    Addendum ... you should also add the help file, so that you can press f1 to get
    help.

    Current versions also support spell checkers that check while you type.

    CU, Ricsi

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  • From Martin Foster@2:250/1.1 to Paul Quinn on Wed Mar 7 10:57:00 2018
    Hello Paul!

    On 06.03.18 at 20:20, Paul Quinn wrote to Martin Foster:

    Hi! Martin,

    On 06 Mar 18 09:46, you wrote to All:

    [..]
    - How do I compile 'gold_ref.txt' and 'gold_usr.txt'

    No need.

    Beg to differ :-)

    They're plain text and most people will tell you to simply use a notepad-type of thing, but from experience you will need
    something with a search function: generally an editor of some
    sort (e.g. in Linux geany, mousepad, gedit, nico, et al).

    Well yes, they *are* plain text but if you look at them, you'll see
    stuff which indicates to me that the documents need compiling.

    Comparing the documents against 'goldref.txt' and 'goldusr.txt' which
    I "borrowed" from elsewhere, the differences are pretty obvious :)

    Regards,
    Martin

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  • From Paul Quinn@3:640/1384 to Martin Foster on Wed Mar 7 22:23:58 2018
    Hi! Martin,

    On 07 Mar 18 10:57, you wrote to me:

    Well yes, they *are* plain text but if you look at them, you'll see
    stuff which indicates to me that the documents need compiling.

    Comparing the documents against 'goldref.txt' and 'goldusr.txt' which
    I "borrowed" from elsewhere, the differences are pretty obvious :)

    Kewl. You are probably seeing macro doovers for some long-dead WP/text processing proggie. I've learned to visually ignore them for the last 25 years. If you find a use for them with an actual util then I have reserved a cookie (biscuit) just for you, that you are welcome to collect. Only on the condition that you reveal the secret to the world first, of course.

    Cheers,
    Paul.

    ... "Using yesterday's software to create tomorrow's problems today..."
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  • From mark lewis@1:3634/12.73 to Martin Foster on Wed Mar 7 09:21:52 2018

    On 2018 Mar 07 10:57:00, you wrote to Paul Quinn:

    - How do I compile 'gold_ref.txt' and 'gold_usr.txt'

    No need.

    Beg to differ :-)

    They're plain text and most people will tell you to simply use a
    notepad-type of thing, but from experience you will need something
    with a search function: generally an editor of some sort (e.g. in
    Linux geany, mousepad, gedit, nico, et al).

    Well yes, they *are* plain text but if you look at them, you'll see
    stuff which indicates to me that the documents need compiling.

    well, not really "compiling" per se but some processing and assemblage, sure...

    Comparing the documents against 'goldref.txt' and 'goldusr.txt' which
    I "borrowed" from elsewhere, the differences are pretty obvious :)

    at a guess, i'd say (la)Tex or Groff... looking in /docs, there's comment or two about Groff but i don't see anything similar in /manuals... i also don't find anything that jumps out in any of the build scripts that say "we're going to build the docs and manuals here" or similar...

    )\/(ark

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