Torios Documentation Development

As I am currently involved with developing some documentation for the ToriOS Project.  I am using LaTeX to typeset the document.   To help me, I am using a package on Lubuntu called TeX Studio.   This has big advantages over MS Word / Libreoffice :-

  • Free and open source software
  • LaTeX is used to typeset all sorts of documents, especially scientific publications for this I have set it to book and it is sorting out the right layout for me.
  • Uses plain text, so there is non of the nonsense you get with different file types, file versions, software versions it just works.
  • LaTeX is what you see is what you mean,  I don’t need to highlight, then find the bold tool. just use the right LaTeX tags.
  •  I can add a table of contents, index, and for more specific documents a bibliography easily, again just use the right mark up and it sorts everything out.
  • Worry about content and the software just gets on with making sure it looks as it should.
  • Create PDF files directly.
  • LaTeX doesn’t need a graphical interface, I can use any text editor.

Work is slow. I am adding sections as I can.

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TeX studio in action.

GET INVOLVED

If you would like to contribute, you need a launchpad account and then join: https://launchpad.net/~torios

After that, you need to subscribe to the mailing list:
https://help.launchpad.net/Teams/MailingLists#Subscribing

Now, you need to send an email to the list to introduce yourself and choose one of the areas you’d like to contribute to:

https://blueprints.launchpad.net/torios/+spec/recruit-contributors

You can get in touch with the team by several methods, details of which are below.  Which is where the above get involved information has been sourced from.

http://amjjawad.blogspot.co.uk/2014/01/meet-torios.html

You do NOT need to know LaTeX to contribute to the documentation,  just be able to write plain text.  However a few more LaTeX hackers would be useful.