Subject: Re: [docbook-apps] docbook 4.5 install. Woefully hard?
On 08/03/2009 01:32 PM, Markus Hoenicka wrote: > Quoting Dave Pawson <email@example.com>: > >> 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. Would a true Windows user even want cygwin - another question? > > >> 1) A suggested location (or even a 'base') for those without admin rights > > This would be ~/bin on Unixish systems, wouldn't it? this is where we're guessing what users want. > >> 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. Yes. Provide them and annotate where they need 'tweaking'. > >> 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. No.. until he|she wants to add their own entries. the request I got was 'but it doesn't work when I sync my two machines using svn', since the two machines use different layouts. Partially a misuderstanding of catalogs. Partially too high hopes? There is no packaged version for Windows though? regards -- Dave Pawson XSLT XSL-FO FAQ. http://www.dpawson.co.uk