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From Jan.Mate...@rzf.fin-nrw.de
Subject AW: Ant Documentation
Date Fri, 27 Jun 2003 08:03:10 GMT
> I am trying to improve the Ant documentation.

Always welcome :-)

> I would like to have a single multi-platform open format
> document. I understand that the project preference is to
> use DocBook. 

DocBook? That´s really new to me.
I only know the plain HTMLs.
There are tests generating the docs via XDoclet, but DocBook...

> I am using an approach which, with the help
> of some scripts I am working on, will finally result
> in a DocBook Ant manual. As a stepping stone to this end
> I am doing the document in LaTeX. 

So you will write the Ant doco in LaTeX? 
Rewrite the whole docs???
... and future modification of the docs?

> I have an awk script
> to do the LaTeX2DocBook conversion. This needs to be
> rewritten in Perl so that it is portable.

Ok, perl is fine. For faster port to windows you can use 
Cygwin. I think it contains an awk.

> Attached is the result of running latex2html on the source.
> Please let me have some feedback on this ASAP.

I got no attachements.


> This is quite alot of work and I am only roughly half-way through.
> I need to know if people will be happy with this.

Sure - many people asked for printable versions of the ant doc. And
you can print LaTeX docs very well :-)



Jan

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