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Subject: RE: DOCBOOK-APPS: Outline for a Windows Tool Chain?


I use lots of different tools in a cygwin environment to generate output from DocBook XML source.

It seems to me that if you have Java 1.4, cygwin and emacs already configured then you are probably very well on your way to a working cygwin config. I'm surprised that Markus' instructions "confound matters" - the tools he suggests seem to be the ones you are using already.

Since you don't seem to have a specific problem to answer, let me just assure you that cygwin is a perfectly usable DocBook authoring environment. My current (ie default) preferences for tools are:

- Java Runtime Environment 1.4.0
- latest (I forget which version) cygwin and tools
- Saxon 6.5.2
- FOP 0.20.4

Hope this helps.

> -----Original Message-----
> From: zmola@acm.org [mailto:zmola@acm.org]
> Sent: Thursday, August 01, 2002 4:40 PM
> To: docbook-apps@lists.oasis-open.org
> Subject: DOCBOOK-APPS: Outline for a Windows Tool Chain?
> I'm trying to get started with DocBook on Windows XP.  
> I've decided that I should probably use XML DocBook, but I am also
> looking for the easiest way to get started.  
> If there was an install program that installed the needed 
> tools, I would use that.
> I've been using Markus Hoenicka's instructions, but I have already
> set up some tools (Java 1.4, CygWin and Emacs) for my other 
> development.
> This seems to confound matters.  
> All of the different tools that are listed in Markus's 
> directions seem to
> be getting in my way.
> The current version of Cygwin seems to have XSLTproc as an optional
> component, so that seems to work ok.
> I would like to take fo to pdf or LaTeX.  What is the 
> simplest way to do this
> (simple meaning the easiest tools to install on windows).
> I seem to be fighting installation and configuration. 
> Does anyone have any sugestions.

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