TurnKey DokuWiki Appliance is an appliance for DokuWiki, a wiki system designed to address the documentation needs of small companies. It works on plain text files and thus needs no database. It has a simple but powerful syntax, similar to MediaWiki. Security patches are automatically installed. It provides a Web management interface, configuration console, and an AJAX Web shell. To minimize footprint the appliance is built from the ground up with the minimum required components. It runs everywhere thanks to multiple build formats, including an installable live CD, a VMDK with OVF support, and an Amazon EC2 AMI.
iMan is a man page viewer for Mac OS X. It provides a native Aqua interface as an alternative to the use of the man program via the Terminal. A variety of useful features have been implemented, including multiple viewing windows, viewing of man pages as well as any man-format file on disk, support for apropos and whatis database searches, as well as in-page search with regular expressions, browser-style history (forward and back within any window), user-customizable font styles, and support for links to man pages in several forms (man:groff(1), man://groff/1, and man://1/groff are all supported). The reusable framework core can be embedded in other applications to provide man page handling functionality.
Aephea is a text-based authoring tool for HTML. It enforces well-formedness with a simpler and stricter TeX-like syntax and provides useful extensions and abstractions with facilities for adding new ones. It emphasizes a single unified approach that stays close to HTML itself and promotes and utilizes CSS extensively. Abstractions such as dictionary stacks, arithmetic, and iteration are part of Aephea.
The wiki has become the clear choice for use among projects for their help documentation. Wiki Web Help takes the wiki concept and tailors it for use specifically with help documentation. It combines the best of both worlds, with operation similar to a chm viewer and the Web technologies that enable community involvement. It features a dual split pane with tabs for searching, index browsing, and display of contents (in a tree). Users can create and modify topics and pages. Pages can be tagged for index creation. Searching with highlighting is included.
Doxer provides a wiki-based markup language for writing source code documentation and general purpose documents. It generates HTML output and also provides a Drupal input format module. The parser and HTML generator have a strong focus on robustness to support the full range of user sophistication found on general purpose Web sites. An extensive test suite accompanies the development.
Greenhorn displays documentation strings directly from the source code itself, which is handy if you use or write your own modules whose documentation is not keeping pace with development. It uses the PyGTK treeview widget to display a tree diagram of modules in a window. Clicking on individual modules displays . __doc__ strings and sub-modules or functions. Source code can also be browsed, if available, using Python inspect.
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.