If you are interested in working on any of these, email firstname.lastname@example.org. * Makeinfo: - HTML output is being actively worked on, and with luck will be in the next release. - A detexinfo program, like detex or delatex. This command would strip all the texinfo commands out, and would be used as a filter on the way to a speller. An option would be to NOT strip comments out. makeinfo --no-headers comes close. - If node name contains an @ command, complain explicitly. - Better ASCII output: convert menus to single table of contents, enumerate chapters and sections, convert cross-refs and indices to chapter/section references. See: ftp://ftp.simtel.net/pub/simtelnet/gnu/djgpp/v2/faq201s.zip - Call Ghostscript to get ASCII output for the @image command. * TeX: - Use @ as the escape character, and Texinfo syntax generally, in the table of contents, aux, and index files. Eliminate all the crazy multiple redefinitions of every Texinfo command in different contexts. - Handle @hsep and @vsep in @multitables. * General: - Better i18n support, including support for 8-bit input characters, and 8-bit output in info. Perhaps have to use the ec fonts. - Support compressed image files, automatic generation of .txt or .jpg from .eps by Ghostscript. - Repeat TeX run until cross-references stabilize, not just twice. (Document this in manual and fix texi2dvi.) - Handle reference card creation, perhaps by only paying attention to sectioning and @def... commands. - Allow : in node names for info files, for names like `class::method'. - Get Info declared as a MIME Content-Type. * Language: - @figure: @figure [xref-label] @figureinclude <filename>, [<height>], [<width>] @figurehsize <dimen> @figurevsize <dimen> @caption ... @end caption <arbitrary Texinfo commands> @end figure - @flushboth to combine @flushleft and @flushright, for RFC's. - @part sectioning command. - Anchors a la HTML? - Allow subitems and `see' and `see also' in indices. - @exercise/@answer command for, e.g., gawk. - Allow @hsep/@vsep at @item, instead of just in template. - The dark corner symbol for the gawk manual. - Change bars. This is difficult or impossible in TeX, unfortunately. To do it right requires device driver support. * Doc: - Include a complete functional summary, as in a reference card, in the manual. - Improve the manuals for makeinfo, standalone info, etc. - Page 39, need a new section on doing dedication pages. See gawk.texi for an example of doing it in both the tex and info versions. * Info: - Search all nodes of dir file at startup, then can have INFO-DIR-SEPARATE-GROUPS and other such. - Better dir file merging. - Steal interface ideas from Lynx: TAB for navigating to next link within a page, number links, etc. - q within help should quit help like C-x 0. - Full-text search on all available info files. - Incorporate an X-based viewer, perhaps tkinfo: http://www.math.ucsb.edu/~boldt/tkinfo/. - Perhaps process Texinfo files directly instead of converting to Info: ftp://ftp.cs.berkeley.edu/ucb/people/phelps/tcltk/tkman.tar.Z + ftp://ftp.cs.berkeley.edu/ucb/people/phelps/tcltk/rman.tar.Z + Tcl/Tk 8.0 from ftp.smli.com in the /pub/tcl directory. From: phelps@ecstasy.CS.Berkeley.EDU (Tom Phelps) * Install-info: - be able to copy the info file to compile-time $(infodir), to simplify by-hand installation.