Re: Writing and drawing tools in Linux

Subject: Re: Writing and drawing tools in Linux
From: Bruce Byfield <bbyfield -at- axionet -dot- com>
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Mon, 23 Oct 2000 11:36:25 -0700

KMcLauchlan -at- chrysalis-its -dot- com wrote:

> What are you Linux-lovin' tech writers using? WordPerfect? LaTex/TeTex
> stuff? Other?

The FrameMaker beta is very popular, but no one knows if it will
result in a finished product. It's proprietary, too, of course.

A lot of free software stuff is done with some flavor of LaTeX.

Chilliware is supposed to have a help authoring tool for Linux due
out this week, but I haven't seen it yet.

Also, now that KDE2 is out, Kword might be worth having a look at.
The developers specifically warned that, during the beta phase,
backwards compatibility couldn't be assured, but I assume that this
statement no longer applies.

Bruce Byfield, Outlaw Communications
Contributing Editor, Maximum Linux

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