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From "Gregor J. Rothfuss" <>
Subject Re: using lenya / forrest for ubuntu documentation?
Date Sun, 12 Jun 2005 13:56:58 GMT
Sean Wheller wrote:

thanks for the explanation, sean!

> One problem I must warn of. It's a religious question, of Java, that you will 
> need to overcome with the ubuntu community, especially people at canonical. 
> Seems that Java is a 4-letter word in the ubuntu community because it is not 
> free. It's silly, I know, but that is the reality. I don't think the 
> ubuntu-doc team cares what technology is used so long as the solution works, 
> so there is your support base, but higher up you may have resistance. 
> Sometime, the people up top, bless their cotton socks, tend to forget that 
> this is a community project. Sorry I speak it how I see it these days.

no comment

> I think that with Lenya Dev and Forrest Dev we can get a working robust 
> solution. Should you fail in your attempts with Ubuntu, I have another 
> opportunity. 

im not chasing, just offering ;) if ubuntu is not interested, then 
that's that.

> Some friends in the CO.ZA community are setting a server to run  
> This is new, but would be used to edit docbook xml documents 
> from the GNOME Documentation project checked out from GNOME CVS. Let me know 
> if you would like to do this or not. It is not Ubuntu related and we have 
> total autonomy over what we will do, so politics aside I think we can move 
> quickly and possible have it up and running in 7 -14 days. It could be a 
> great live test case. I think we are happy to play crash test dummy.

i don't think we'll have time to set up another test system (we are busy 
enough with our own), but please join our discussion if you are interested.



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