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Re: [XForms] New pre-release xforms-1.0.94pre23

From: Jens Thoms Toerring
Subject: Re: [XForms] New pre-release xforms-1.0.94pre23
Date: Wed, 27 Nov 2013 18:57:33 +0100
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Hi Michal,

On Wed, Nov 27, 2013 at 07:55:39AM +0100, Michal Szymanski wrote:
> Another "pre22"? Or a copy-and-paste error and it should be 23? Or
> just another annoucement of the same version (the first one arrived
> Nov 25).
> EDIT: the Subject line shows 23 so the answer is "copy-and-paste" :)

Ir definitely was meant to be 'pre23' - it's been a long day;-)

Here's the correct URL:


> BTW, would it be possible to add requirements for documentation
> building to the "configure" script? I tried to make in the 'doc'
> directory on a test virtual machine running CentOS 5, equipped enough
> to compile the library but on documentation it failed completely (make
> pdf, make html). I did some progress installing some extra packages
> but even with them, PDF generation shows a long list of errors which
> does not appear on a newer system (Ubuntu 12.04) so I am not sure
> whether it still lacks some packages or the packages versions are too
> old.

There already are checks in the confuguration script, which are
done when you run './configure' with the '--enable-docs' options.
In that case it's tested if the programs necessary for creating
the PDF and HTML documentation are available on the system.

If the '--enable-docs' option is present when running './configure'
all of the documentation gets build as far as possible (i.e.
everything of it for which the required programs were found).

On the other hand I wouldn't like to keep people from creating
the documentation "manually", i.e. by running e.g. 'make pdf'
from within the 'docs' directory just because for some reasons
of theur own did run './configure' without the '--enable-docs'
option or if they installed the necessary programs only some
time later.

Thus running 'make html' or 'make pdf' from within the 'docs'
directory should now be considered to be for "specialists use
only" (but still be possible with the least possible hassle) -
the way to create the documentation is now to add the '--enable-
docs' option when running './configure' which hopefully gets it

On your newer system, where everything necessary seems to be
installed the documentation should now be built automatically
(as long as you pass '--enable-docs' to './configure') while
on the older system, where something seems to be missing, you
would get a warning from './configure', telling you which
program(s) aren't available (in the case of the PDF docu-
mentation you need 'texi2dvi' and either ''pdflatex' or
'pdftex' while for the HTL documentation 'texi2html' must
be present - if they aren't you'll get told so).

Does this sound acceptable?

I'm just fiddeling with that part of the build system again
to make it more robust and may make another pre-release
(with those changes only) in a short while.

> I'll try new fdesign functionality and let you know ASAP.

That's would be very kind of you - I hope you'll not find
too many snags;-)
                            Best regards, Jens
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