Monday, November 13, 2006

OpenJUMP Documentation Standard

I had a little extra time at my computer this last weekend, so I put together a quick standard for OpenJUMP Documentation. The standard is completely voluntary, of course, but I thought it would be helpful for documentation authors that want to help keep a consistent “look and feel” for all OpenJUMP docs.

You can find the standard here:

I’ve also placed an ODT template for OpenOffice and and SLA Template for Scribus on the SurveyOS Page for download. The files are available in zip and gzip format. (The archives include the two font formats needed for the standard.) You can download the archives here:

Look for the OJ Docs Template release. I’ve also included a sample page of the OpenJUMP Developer’s Guide as an example of the template.

I’ll try to get some information on the wiki that explains the different parts of the template.

The standard was set up using imperial/standard units. I’ll need some help from one of my European counterparts to come up with the equivalent metric standard and templates.

I hope this will be the beginning for some more documentation for OpenJUMP and related technologies.

The Sunburned Surveyor