Attached a first patch to demonstate the idea. The patch adds a new <pegdown/> macro to common-build.xml that can convert any TXT file to a HTML representation (if the syntax is fine). It has some hacks:
- It uses the first line of the TXT file as HTML page title
- It converts the first line to a first level heading
- It rewrites LUCENE-xxx/SOLR-xxx identifiers to Markdown Links to JIRA
The patch converts a few files (including CHANGES.txt!!!) to HTML using that macro and places them in build/docs, no linking at the moment.
It is visile that the files look not too bad, with some tweaking and using Markdown syntax, we can make them look nice!