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@ 2000-12-27  6:36 Jochem Huhmann
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From: Jochem Huhmann @ 2000-12-27  6:36 UTC (permalink / raw)
  To: docbook-tools-discuss; +Cc: sgml-tools, nik, ke, srivasta, aph, sr1

[I've also send this to a bunch of related lists and a few
individuals. Sorry if you receive it more than once.]

Though SGML and especially the DocBook-DTD is used for more and more
documentation on Linux and other free Unices, the infrastructure for
processing DocBook is different on most systems. Most Linux
distributions are using homegrown wrapper scripts, documentation writers
often use Makefiles (which often work just on their own
systems). Getting DocBook SGML rendered to readable or printable formats
is often hairy on a given system, even if the necessary tools (like jade
and DSSSL-stylesheets) are installed, because the catalog, stylesheets
etc. are hidden at the strangest places. So some standards for file
locations and/or a defined interface would make things much simpler for
package maintainers, developers and users.

There is a new mailinglist to discuss this topic. If you are packaging
(or using) DocBook (or more generally SGML-) applications on some Linux
distribution (or *BSD) or just want to share comments and insight you
are invited to subscribe to this list. Eric Bischoff, who is working on
DocBook support for Caldera and KDE, already has done some work based on
the docbook-tools from Mark Galassi, so there is already some code to
play with ;-)

To subscribe: Send a message to - you will get a
confirmation message, just reply to it.

To unsubscribe: Send a message to and reply to the
confirmation message or (in a slower way) write to Jorge Godoy
<>, who has set up this list.

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