Subject: Re: [docbook-apps] docbook 4.5 install. Woefully hard?
On 08/03/2009 10:39 AM, Markus Hoenicka wrote: > 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 XML part is badly outdated, and I don't have time to fix it anytime soon. Yes, I'd forgotten about yours Markus. I used those for long enough, but my Linux setup has been stable enough that I forgot about half the stuff! > > 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. I'm not best to judge that. I've not had much success with it since it changed from a 'complete' installation. Nor am I sure Windows users would appreciate changing 'environment' or installing such a big item? What do others think? 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. To my knowledge they all do their own thing? Hence my http://www.dpawson.co.uk/docbook/setup/index.html as a complete setup, if peculiar to me. The 'docbook' end is (IMHO) fairly good now and doesn't need adjusting. Just the surrounding tools that need something doing for them. 1) A suggested location (or even a 'base') for those without admin rights 2) Batch/script files to run them for docbook 3) Optional: a make file or ant script 4) A partial catalog file to start things off 5) A catalog.manager file regards regards -- Dave Pawson XSLT XSL-FO FAQ. http://www.dpawson.co.uk