Neither did I before I worked on the manual, but that doesn't make LaTeX obscure or anything. Apparently it's used often enough to have a legitimate function.Tinker wrote:Well it is pretty obscure to me, I did use it about 12 years ago but saw no advantages of it. I am fairly sure 90% of computer users have never heard of it.
The problem isn't LaTeX for me. That was simple enough to pick up and learn. The problem is mostly writing a manual for an unfinished project that is subject to change and not knowing much about how it's structured, its context in the final product or even the creator's vision for the future. Ironically it's the lack of documentation that stopped me from writing the manual. With all these other things going on in my life, I don't have much time to delve into the specifics of OpenCS, figure OpenMW's inner workings etc. I was writing a manual (and now newsposts) to "translate" the more complicated programming concepts to something everyone could understand.Tinker wrote:those that did [contribute] have done nothing for a year, the chosen method is obviously not working.
What the manual needs is someone who is both familiar with OpenCS/OpenMW and knows how to explain it simply without using technical slang.