[PD] Pd FLOSS Manual, what to do with it?

Alexandre Torres Porres porres at gmail.com
Mon May 31 23:50:28 CEST 2021

there's also yet another link here which seems to refer to the same content
of the new incarnation of the manual

why? dear god, why?

Em seg., 31 de mai. de 2021 às 18:07, Alexandre Torres Porres <
porres at gmail.com> escreveu:

> Em seg., 31 de mai. de 2021 às 07:35, Dan Wilcox <danomatika at gmail.com>
> escreveu:
>> I agree. I think the current Pd-extended focused manual could be moved to
>> a Pd-extended location for historical reasons.
> what's a "pd-extended location" and where is it?
>> The "main" Pd FLOSS manual should be Vanilla + links or sections to
>> active forks including the original Pd-extended manual. The current manual
>> could then be refactored/updated and existing links would not be *terribly*
>> broken.
> It has now come to my attention that we have different versions of this
> manual. There's an archived version =>
> http://archive.flossmanuals.net/pure-data/
> And a new version created two months ago by 'mickfuzz' which is actually
> the same! https://en.flossmanuals.net/pure-data - The Pd Vanila html
> manual references to this link, by the way, and also to a french version
> here:  https://fr.flossmanuals.net/puredata/introduction/
> Note that the french version is considerably different, so yeah, we have
> quite some chaos... there are two versions somehow, different and
> independent unofficial takes on what a Pd manual is and should be and
> depending on what language you speak you get a different idea and
> information? :)
> Well, I'd love to help sort things out, but I don't know where to start,
> it's all decentralized in a very messy way.
> We need to coordinate the efforts if anything is to be done. I speak no
> french, for instance
> Where are the floss manuals people anyway? Who is 'mickfuzz'? Who's
> working on the french version?
> How could I get involved in the english one?
> Thanks
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