Rod (with copies to Doug, Eugene and Nicholas):
I am stuck in the mud here because I have no access to Augment). I wonder if Doug,
Eugene or Nicholas have a satisfactory solution here. I understand there exists a
poor man's version of Augment in Smalltalk.
Rod Welch wrote:
> Where are the articles cited in your letter today (1, 2, 4, etc.) that you want
> to convert for display on the web? You explain they are in Augment. Can you
> submit them via email, do they display in ASCII that can be translated with MS
> Henry van Eyken wrote:
> > For the Boostrap site I should like to see more of Doug's writings in html
> > format. A Bootstrap bibliography is found on page
> > http://www.bootstrap.org/biblio.htm . A number of the 31 articles listed are
> > available in htm format. Others still need conversion from Augment to html.
> > Now, with the availability of Eugene's a2h, I wonder whether a few volunteers
> > may be found who are willing to put the script to the test. The following
> > articles need converting: 1, 2, 4, 5, 6, 11, 12, 15, 16, 17, 25, 26, 30, and
> > 31.
> > Work is now underway to give the Bootstrap site a makeover. Intention is to
> > create some major divisions:
> > a. Bootstrap Institute. -- This division will have overviews of what
> > bootstrapping and OHS are. Futher it will contain a section about Bootstrap
> > Institute services and the bibliography just mentioned. Though is being giving
> > to include an overview of KM as well.
> > b. Bootstrap Alliance.
> > c. Chronicle. -- A zine-format section about Doug and the fruits of his work
> > and thoughts.
> > d. Colloquium. -- A focused educational section for which the starting point is
> > the Colloquium, "The Unfinished Revolution II" held earlier this year at
> > Stanford. It also comprises the on-line discussion forum. See:
> > http://www.bootstrap.org/colloquium
> > e. R&D. -- Mainly concerned with the technical component of bootstrapping, such
> > as - prominently - the OHS development. In view of the rapid pace of
> > development in this area, Nicholas C. has begun work on developing this part of
> > the site.
> > f. Engelbart in context. -- I am perceiving here a section with high-quality
> > digests of co-evolutionary developments. Major source to be tapped here is the
> > abundance of information posted to the Unrev-II forum. Each item should carry a
> > byline.
> > A mock-up may be found at http://www.fleabyte.org/testbed/bi . But, please,
> > don't read too much in it. It is merely an outline.
> > It looks like that next month I shall have an opportunity to spend some time
> > with the Institute. I hope to put the time to good use by meeting fellow
> > volunteers and look forward to learn a lot from their expertise. Naturally, I
> > am focusing on the Bootstrap website and am hoping to find some people with a
> > keen interest in playing an editorial role.
> > In the meantime, I like to know from people who care to commit themselves to do
> > some of the a2h (Augment-to-html) conversions mentioned above.
> > Henry
> > Eugene Eric Kim wrote:
> > > The a2h.pl program is now available for your viewing pleasure from my web
> > > site:
> > >
> > > http://www.eekim.com/ohs/devel/a2h.tar.gz
> > >
> > > I should have it installed this weekend (along with the appropriate
> > > gateway), which will allow Doug to start uploading Augment documents to
> > > the web. Although the code has limited utility, there are some
> > > interesting things there:
> > >
> > > - some documentation of Augment files
> > >
> > > - description of things that need to be done that could easily become part
> > > of the first rev of the OHS, including a link database and an XML->HTML
> > > transcoder
> > >
> > > Additionally, there's plenty of room to improve the script (written in
> > > Perl), and it should be fairly easy to modify. Specifically, the parsing
> > > could be a little more clever, and it should be really easy to write a
> > > function that generates XML once we create the appropriate DTD. I'd
> > > encourage people on the list to read the documentation and the code, to
> > > make comments and ask questions on the list, and to modify the code to
> > > accomplish some of the things on the To Do list.
> > >
> > > -Eugene
> > >
> > > --
> > > +=== Eugene Eric Kim ===== firstname.lastname@example.org ===== http://www.eekim.com/ ===+
> > > | "Writer's block is a fancy term made up by whiners so they |
> > > +===== can have an excuse to drink alcohol." --Steve Martin ===========+
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