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Re: makeinfo 4.7

From: David Kastrup
Subject: Re: makeinfo 4.7
Date: Mon, 28 Aug 2006 00:30:01 +0200
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Eli Zaretskii <address@hidden> writes:

>> Cc: address@hidden,  address@hidden,  address@hidden,  address@hidden
>> From: David Kastrup <address@hidden>
>> Date: Sun, 27 Aug 2006 18:26:39 +0200
>> > For only 3 directives that are very easy to change back to
>> > back-compatible ones, I think such a requirement would be
>> > annoyingly unjustified.
>> Who would be annoyed by it?
> People who don't have Texinfo 4.7 or later installed.

_And_ need to run makeinfo in the first place.

>> IIRC, the distribution tarballs come with premade info files,
>> anyway.
> I thought the GNU project was about being able to modify the manual,
> not only use whatever is shipped with the tarballs.

If you are modifying the manual, you can be expected to be using
development tools that are not from the stone age.  That is nothing an
inexperienced user would do.

> On top of that, a large number of users who aren't developers are
> using the CVS code, where you must have Texinfo to produce the
> manual.

Again, this is nothing an inexperienced user would do.

David Kastrup, Kriemhildstr. 15, 44793 Bochum

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