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Re: Minimum Texinfo version for creating the documentation

From: Mike Miller
Subject: Re: Minimum Texinfo version for creating the documentation
Date: Thu, 4 Jan 2018 11:48:50 -0800
User-agent: Mutt/1.9.2 (2017-12-15)

On Thu, Jan 04, 2018 at 09:26:16 -0800, Rik wrote:
> Currently the minimum Texinfo version required for creating the Octave
> manual is something ancient like 4.13.  Recent changesets use features from
> 5.0 (Feb. 2013) and 6.1 (Feb. 2016).  These really improve the appearance
> of the manual, but aren't necessarily available on ancient systems.  Given
> that Octave creates the manual and distributes it in the tarball, is it
> okay to bump up the required Texinfo to 6.1?  Developers on older systems
> can use '--disable-docs' to concentrate on just the Octave core, or they
> can compile and install newer versions of Texinfo.

It would be helpful to continue to support Texinfo 5.2 at a minimum for
now (Debian 8.0 and Ubuntu 14.04).


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