Bug 69234 - Migrate away from c2man
Summary: Migrate away from c2man
Status: NEW
Alias: None
Product: FriBidi
Classification: Unclassified
Component: docs (show other bugs)
Version: unspecified
Hardware: Other All
: medium enhancement
Assignee: Behdad Esfahbod
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Reported: 2013-09-11 16:39 UTC by Daniel Macks
Modified: 2017-12-10 22:45 UTC (History)
2 users (show)

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Description Daniel Macks 2013-09-11 16:39:54 UTC
Fribidi uses c2man to generate its manpage, but c2man is pretty dead. Debian removed it from their distro in around 2005. Ubuntu had it on life-support until 2011, but with a large warning to avoid using it due to upstream dead/abandoned and better modern solutions. Both distros recommend doxygen as an alternative. Therefore, this is a request to switch fribidi to using some other documentation system. Requiring an obsolete and not-widely/directly-available to (re)generate the manpage makes it more difficult to hack/port fribidi.
Comment 1 Behdad Esfahbod 2013-09-11 17:02:39 UTC
Right...  FWIW I have a fork of c2man that I use to generate fribidi's docs:


This was all written back in 2005...  I don't have time or motivation to change it now since the library itself has not changed in almost a decade.
Comment 2 Alexandre Demers 2017-12-09 23:21:20 UTC
For your info, I know it's an old bug, but I'm working on it. I've created a branch named Doxygen at https://github.com/Oxalin/fribidi/tree/doxygen

Building fribidi build the new doc, but I still want to tune it a bit before proposing a merge.
Comment 3 Behdad Esfahbod 2017-12-10 22:45:16 UTC
Please open an issue or Pull-Request on github soon so others are also aware of your work.  Thanks.

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