Quanta is widely recognized as the
most advanced free software web development environment. But a lot of people do
not know that Quanta is a friendly editor for all SGML and XML documents (and
therefore for docbook).
Writing documentation is a great way to start contributing to KDE. While the
KDE documentation team gladly accepts
contributions plain text, the format used for writing the applications
manuals is called
Docbook is a format based on tags, which describe the format and specifications
of the document.
If you want to learn about docbook, or don't know how to start, the
Primer was created to guide new writers, and offers information such as
what to write about,
guidelines, how to get
the documentation sources, a docbook
introduction, a docbook reference
guide and more. And if you need any assistence while getting up to speed as a new KDE contributor, don't hesitate to ask your questions in the kde-quality mailing list.
If you want get your documentation contribution inside the upcoming KDE 3.5 release, act now, as the Message Freeze starts on September 5th.