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Re: using Texinfo

From: Ben Elliston
Subject: Re: using Texinfo
Date: 04 Feb 2004 09:30:01 +1100
User-agent: Gnus/5.09 (Gnus v5.9.0) Emacs/21.3

Rob Savoye <address@hidden> writes:

> That was cause I hadn't generated abny docs in quite a while... :-(
> As is, if one installs the "documentation tools" when installing
> Redhat or Debian, you get the tools needed to fiddle with DocBook.

Erm, the whole world is not Linux!

> >   * we can generate good Info documentation (a MUST), which we
> >     currently cannot--I tried using docbook2texi, but it doesn't work
> >     well at all;

>  All we need to really do this is a good stylesheet for the texinfo
> format.  Maybe that's where we should be putting some time into
> rather than converting the entire doc in texinfo from sgml. It was
> really painful when I converted the texinfo format doc to DocBook,
> I'd hate to go back.

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?  :-)

> output is also much better than you can get with the texinfo
> tools. I guess I'm a GNU heretic (what can you expect from a Tcl
> programmer :-).

Well, there is that :-)


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