Initial public release of adocman

Announcing the initial public release (0.08) of adocman, a utility to automate DocManager document management system operations on SourceForge.net.

The 'sitedocs' project on SourceForge.net is responsible for the generation of the site documentation and translations for the SourceForge.net site. A number of tools are being developed to aid in the process of documentation and translation management, development and maintenance.

The Site Documentation for SourceForge.net is stored in the DocManager system of SourceForge.net, a simple document management system designed for use with basic HTML-format documentation. All projects on SourceForge.net are provided the option of using the DocManager system for storing their documentation; DocManager is part of our standard service offering for hosted projects.

On 2002-08-08, the SourceForge.net Site Documentation project made the first public release of the 'adocman' utility. adocman provides an easy-to-use means to keep DocManager-stored documentation updated, to backup documentation stored in DocManager, and to build scripts to interact with the DocManager system.

This initial public release includes support for all DocManager operations currently possible using the standard SourceForge.net web interface interactively. Also included is the capability to extract information from the DocManager system. By using these capabilities, adocman can be used in developing a comprehensive backup plan for a SourceForge.net-hosted project, or in developing a system to automate updates of documentation for a project.

The SourceForge.net Site Documentation team has elected to make this initial release available for testing purposes, as it will likely solve the needs of many other projects hosted on SourceForge.net. Development of the adocman utility has continued, and expanded, since the development of the 0.08 release; future releases will provide additional functionality and more reusable components.

The adocman 0.08 release may be downloaded at: https://sourceforge.net/project/showfiles.php?group_id=52614&release_id=104118

A copy of the manual (documentation) provided for adocman may be viewed at: http://sitedocs.sourceforge.net/projects/adocman

Questions or concerns regarding the adocman utility may be directed to its developers at: https://sourceforge.net/tracker/?func=add&group_id=52614&atid=467457

Posted by Jacob Moorman 2002-08-08

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