AsciiDoc is a text document format for writing short documents, articles, books, and UNIX man pages. AsciiDoc files can be translated to HTML and DocBook markups using the asciidoc(1) command. AsciiDoc is highly configurable: both the AsciiDoc source file syntax and the backend output markups (which can be almost any type of SGML/XML markup) can be customized and extended by the user.
ChangeNav is a GUI application for managing ChangeLogs for software projects. Basically it allows you to add "Changes" and "Releases" to your log through a really simple interface. All the data is stored in a nicely formatted ChangeLog ready for distribution. ChangeNav can handle any number of projects, has a customizable editor, and action items, all configurable through it's config file 'cnav.conf'. The file is very self-explainatory. ChangeNav is written in Python using PythonCard and wxPython for its GUI.
CmDO (pronounced "commando") is a tool that makes it easier to build other tools. It selectively exposes Python modules and functions as a complete command line interface. Specifically, CmDO finds modules in standard locations, interprets command line arguments, invokes functions, imports modules on demand, and supplies help. It also manages documentation resources containing structured text.
The DocBook Authoring and Publishing Suite (DAPS) provides a tool set for easy creation and publication of DocBook sources on Linux. It lets you create HTML (including Webhelp), PDF, EPUB, man pages, and other formats with a single command. It automatically takes care of validating and filtering (profiling) your sources and automatically converts images into a format best suited for the output format. You can easily create profiled source tarballs for translation or review. DAPS supports authors by providing linkchecker, validator, spellchecker, and editor macros. It is well suited to manage large documentation projects with multiple authors using the DAPS docmanager.
DharmaDoc automates most of the tedious work involved in setting up a local Web server that contains a Buddhist reference library. The program allows you to download and install documents, and generates a search engine index. Afterward, you can just type your Buddhist topic of interest into a Web browser and get a wealth of information.
Documancer is a programmer's documentation reader for Unix which has very fast fulltext searching. It has several advantages over using a Web browser or specialized format-specific viewers (such as info), namely unified access to all documentation formats and a GUI that is better-suited for documentation reading than a generic Web browser. It can display HTML manuals, info and man pages, CHM and DevHelp files, and remote WWW sites.