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Re: using Texinfo

From: Rob Savoye
Subject: Re: using Texinfo
Date: Tue, 3 Feb 2004 15:43:19 -0700
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On Wed, Feb 04, 2004 at 09:30:01AM +1100, Ben Elliston wrote:

> Erm, the whole world is not Linux!
  I can also get packages of DocBook for Solaris and HPUX. I assume there are
also packages for *BSD*, since it also runs GNOME. I haven't checked MacOSX.
DocBook is an international standard for technical documentation, and runs on
all Unixes I've ever heard of. Some implementations, like Framemaker aren't
free however.

> I agree; it's not something to be done lightly.  However, if the Info
> documentation is not up to scratch, then Docbook isn't serving DejaGnu
> very well.  Shall we defer to RMS for a ruling?  :-)
  Nah, I know what he'll say. :-) Info is far from the most widely used
documentation reading tool. I think HTML is the most accessible format.
I just found a texinfo stylesheet for DocBook at: I'll give it a try. I just think that
rather than rewriting the doc, we'd be better off just figuring out how to do
the DocBook to Texinfo conversion in a quality way. A few hours of web
searching will be far easier than the weeks required to do a rewrite.

  And for WYSIWYG editing, AbiWord and OpenOffice both have some DocBook
editing abilities.

        - rob -

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