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Subject: Re: [docbook-apps] docbook 4.5 install. Woefully hard?
Quoting Dave Pawson <email@example.com>: > My temptation is to 'start afresh' rather than accept > an existing install on Linux, since it will work > from windows and the user will know where stuff is kept! > Instructions like these would sure be appreciated by many, as long as someone has time enough to keep them updated. I still have such a set of instructions for Windows online (http://www.mhoenicka.de/software/sgml/sgmlnt.html), but I'm afraid the XML part is badly outdated, and I don't have time to fix it anytime soon. Would Cygwin be acceptable for your "client"? Cygwin has a fairly complete toolchain for XML processing, although I'm not sure about the schema-based DocBook versions. The only thing that remains to be solved is to take the guesswork out of the installation. Wouldn't it be possible to nudge common package systems, like Linux distros and Cygwin, into providing a basic DocBook processing meta package which simply installs the essential pieces? It should then be easier to go from there if someone doesn't like xsltproc and wants a Java-based processor and so on. regards, Markus -- Markus Hoenicka firstname.lastname@example.org (Spam-protected email: replace the quadrupeds with "mhoenicka") http://www.mhoenicka.de