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Re: [gnuspeech-contact] Document formats & repository

From: Tobias Schrank
Subject: Re: [gnuspeech-contact] Document formats & repository
Date: Tue, 05 Apr 2011 07:54:16 +0200


Am Montag, den 04.04.2011, 19:21 -0500 schrieb Paul Tyson:
> A lot of docbook-based
> pages are plain-looking, but they can be dressed up quite a bit with
> custom stylesheets.  Nevertheless there are limits, and it is
> difficult
> to have total layout control.

Due to being xml docbook can be easily converted to other systems like
tex.  So aesthetics shouldn't be a problem.

Am Montag, den 04.04.2011, 18:09 -0700 schrieb David Hill:
> If I were producing mathematical text books I probably would have to
> use TeX

I wouldn't consider tex inappropriate for documentation but I argued in
favour of docbook because it's easier to process (different output
formats, etc.).

Am Montag, den 04.04.2011, 18:09 -0700 schrieb David Hill:
> Your feedback and suggestions are much appreciated, but I haven't seen
> anything to change my view

Probably it depends on your way of life.  By using markup-based things
all the time maybe I've just lost my sense for doing it any other way.

Regards, Tobias

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