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From "David W. Van Couvering" <David.Vancouver...@Sun.COM>
Subject Re: [doc] ditaot in derby svn base feedback / external docs doc
Date Wed, 09 Nov 2005 18:01:10 GMT
I don't know what the "OT" is, but I'm assuming it's some kind of open 
source definitions for DITA?  Anyway, my general sense is Maven is the 
preferred approach, but I have no information beyond that, having never 
used Maven.

Are you guys planning to get the OT changes back into the main DITA 
source base at some point, or are we always going to have a "fork" of 
the OT?  What is delaying getting these changes back in?

Regarding a page with references to external specs, that sounds great! 
Note that the SQL specs I think require a purchase.



scott hutinger wrote:
> I wanted to get the build of the docs finished so everyone can build 
> what is currently being used.  Jeff Levit has some changes he made that 
> are not incorporated in the dita toolkit.  Also, I would like to get the 
> build up with the current svn number etc.  I had one method of doing 
> this, but think possibly Andrew was thinking of another method.  I also 
> think I had ant do most of it in one version of this.
> What I would like to do is get some feedback on the direction that 
> everyone thinks should be taken.
> 1) Since the Dita OT has an apache license, some or all of the source 
> can be put in svn.  If we used a Maven build, maven could download and 
> we could patch with Derby changes to the ot, or we could just bring the 
> whole code base into svn and make changes this way.  I normally don't 
> think this way, so wasn't sure what the current best method would be.  
> Any ideas?  This could also be done without maven another way...  Is 
> maven the prefered build or is this not an issue at this point in time?
> 2) The latest alpha files on the website always have an old build date.  
> I am uncertain if they don't get built after changes, if they go through 
> a build daily, or if they don't go through a build at all.  It might 
> also be that a hard coded date is in the dita ot.
> Any feedback is very welcome, as DITAOT changed the license quite some 
> time ago; and this should be used.
> I think the main feedback is: how should the DITAOT source be handled 
> with Jeffs and any other changes that are not within the DITAOT source 
> base yet?
> Also not releated, it might be nice to get some type of external 
> reference document.  I noticed that Army had some external docs on the 
> wiki on DRDA(from The Open Group) etc..  I think some other good 
> external docs exist too.  I think it would be nice to gather all of 
> these in a document with a bit of information on the documents 
> themselves etc... (i.e. to download 'The Open Group' documents for DRDA, 
> you need to do x/y/z to get them etc...).  Myself being one of those 
> typical developers that get's a lot of help from those external docs.  I 
> think a lot of developers don't really know that much about SQL 
> standards etc (myself being one), so those external docs are VERY helpful.
> thanks,
> scott

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