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README

                              
                              
                              
                              Welcome to Proteus
                              
                              

Proteus is an abstraction of general document definition and display markup that
allows you to create and reuse complex patterns of structured content.

The purpose of Proteus is to allow you to describe documents in terms of their
content, abstracting away from the often cumbersome markup or syntax of its
native form (for example in HTML).


Project Goals:

  1. Content-orientation: we should be describing content, not the structure
     used to display it.
  2. Human-readability: it should be easy for a human to write and maintain
     documents.
  3. Flexibility: it should be easy to adapt the solution to solve a wide
     variety of problems.
  4. Extensibility: it should be easy to change the behaviour of the system as
     it is required.


For Users:

Proteus works by interpreting document definitions in YAML, for example:

   Form:
       - Control:
           name: name
       - Control:
           name: age
       - Control:
           name: gender
           type: select
           options:
             - male
             - female

Each camelcase node indicates a "component" - a piece of content which displays
in a unique way. In the above example, the "Form" and "Control" nodes are
components and the rest of the information describes those components.


For Developers:

Proteus provides a simple system for describing new component types that
permits inheritance and composition of existing types, again in human readable
syntax. This allows users to create custom languages from existing components
quickly and easily.


The Name:

In Greek mythology, Proteus is an early sea-god who can foretell the future
and change his shape. From this feature of Proteus comes the adjective protean,
with the general meaning of "versatile", "mutable", "capable of assuming many
forms". -- Wikipedia


Homepage:

More information is available on the Proteus website,
    
    proteus.rubyforge.org

or on Github,

    github.com/wmadden/proteus


Licensing:
  Proteus is free software: you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the
terms of the GNU General Public License as published by the Free Software
Foundation, either version 3 of the License, or (at your option) any later
version.

Proteus is distributed in the hope that it will be useful, but WITHOUT ANY
WARRANTY; without even the implied warranty of MERCHANTABILITY or FITNESS FOR A
PARTICULAR PURPOSE.  See the GNU General Public License for more details.

You should have received a copy of the GNU General Public License along with
Proteus.  If not, see <http://www.gnu.org/licenses/>.