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From Joshua Slive <>
Subject Re: Documentation.
Date Tue, 10 Jul 2001 18:33:58 GMT
On Wed, 4 Jul 2001, Jason Lingohr wrote:

> On Tue, Jul 03, 2001 at 11:11:11AM -0700, Vernon Marshall wrote:
> > Sorry if this has been mentioned before, but I just joined the list. A nice
> > DocBook xml backend gives you html/pdf/ps/rtf frontend with little extra
> > pain. Any thoughts?
> I played with DocBook a while ago -- it was nice, but it's hard to write
> doco when the structures and support files to make it happen change so
> darned often -- not to mention complexity in getting all the tools together
> to make it happen, and upgrading them.
> Just my opinion, and this was around September through January last year,
> and was using the SGML version of DocBook (ie. not XML).

Yes, I would tend to think that DocBook might just lead us to a whole
other set of problems.  I think it is pretty clear that we need a
better way of generating the docs, but I have no idea what it should


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