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Re: [Emacs-orgmode] org-publish future ?

From: Carsten Dominik
Subject: Re: [Emacs-orgmode] org-publish future ?
Date: Tue, 6 Jun 2006 12:03:52 +0200

What I like about org-publish is that it is general, and really focusses on the essentials of just the publishing process, without intermingling these issues with the formatting issues. I believe you could publish muse files and bhdl files with org-publish, by just calling the appropriate functions or if necessary write a trivial wrapper around them. Maybe you could also publish Org-mode files with Muse, I am not sure.

I myself don't see Org-mode primarily as a publishing tool at all. The motivation for writing Org-mode was twofold:

- to get to a handle on the many things I need to do
- to collect all ideas that I had for writing plain text notes
  in Emacs into a single mode.  For me, Org-mode is vastly more
  convenient to use that any other text mode I know of.

David's org-publish gave me a one-key way to get these files on a webpage, something I use mostly internally to share notes with collaborators. Importantly, I can let it take care of also updating any additional files like source code that might have changed and need updating. That is exactly what I need.

About future development: I really like how basic and straight org-publish is. No need to create another monster. Maybe add a few more general publishing-functions (right now there are only two: org-to-html, and a plain copy for attachments) to save some users from writing their own. But the basic setup looks fine and complete to me.

- Carsten

On Jun 5, 2006, at 22:03, Xavier Maillard wrote:


I was looking on emacswiki searching for publish engines for Emacs. Actually, I have found at least three of them:

1. muse
2. emacs-wiki
3. bhl

Adding org-publish to this list, we got 4 engines that do merely the same thing except for org-publish which offers less features. So what is the current goal for org-publish exactly ? Is there any possiblity that org-publish be incorporated into something bigger and more insteresting for us as end users. are there any plans for orc-publish if at all ?

I know David is quite busy with all his projects but I would like to know if it is worth I learn org-publish in depth or switch to something else. So David, what are your plans ? :)


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