Subject: Re: [docbook-apps] docbook 4.5 install. Woefully hard?
Quoting Dave Pawson <firstname.lastname@example.org>: > 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? > This is definitely a point to think about for many. My Cygwin installation at work weighs in at 1GB, but it contains the cruft of several years. A fresh bare-bones installation is a lot slimmer than that. > 1) A suggested location (or even a 'base') for those without admin rights This would be ~/bin on Unixish systems, wouldn't it? > 2) Batch/script files to run them for docbook > 3) Optional: a make file or ant script These would certainly fill a void. There is no reason why everyone has to invent his own scripts and makefiles. Modding existing ones would make it a lot easier to get started. > 4) A partial catalog file to start things off > 5) A catalog.manager file > This is why I'd advocate to use packaging systems, if at all possible. Every self-respecting distro (including Cygwin) uses a tool like xmlcatalog to manage XML and SGML catalogs whenever a relevant package is added or removed. It should simply not be necessary for an author writing DocBook documents to fiddle with these. regards, Markus -- Markus Hoenicka email@example.com (Spam-protected email: replace the quadrupeds with "mhoenicka") http://www.mhoenicka.de