OASIS Mailing List ArchivesView the OASIS mailing list archive below
or browse/search using MarkMail.


Help: OASIS Mailing Lists Help | MarkMail Help

docbook-apps message

[Date Prev] | [Thread Prev] | [Thread Next] | [Date Next] -- [Date Index] | [Thread Index] | [List Home]

Subject: Re: [docbook-apps] docbook 4.5 install. Woefully hard?

In a message dated 8/3/2009 6:50:13 A.M. Pacific Daylight Time, davep@dpawson.co.uk writes:
On 08/03/2009 02:11 PM, DeanNelson wrote:
> Dave
> I have stayed away from cygwin because I wanted to make sure that the
> users had something simple. I keep a simple doctools tree that has all
> of the tools that I need (FOP, Saxon, XSLTPROC, etc) and the users load
> it from Subversion.
> I support both Windows and Linux, since most of the content generators
> are Windows based and I use both. I created identically named scripts to
> run the Docbook generation on both Win32 and Linux, which keeps the
> documentation simpler.

Neat. xxx.bat and xxx.sh?
Yes. For example:
makepdf  [docbook file] [stylesheet]
This only becomes a problem with users that have not used the DOS screen in Windows. Unix folks use it just fine. Even the Windows folks have no problems after they get to the DOS window.

> Since most of the tools are Java based,

I'm sure that would satisfy 80% of users.
The only tools that are NOT Java based are the XSLTPROC & XMLLINT but have executables in both Windows and Linux.

> the command calls are similar. I
> include XSLTPROC & XMLLINT for win32 in my distribution because they are
> available on most Linux distros but not Windows.
> Your experience software developer is correct - it is a bit confusing at
> first, but sloshing through Bob's book can clear up almost all issues
> and put him on the right path.

It was the 7 hours he'd taken to google his way round that
he objected to! I'm not even sure he'd found Bobs write-up.

> I sometimes forget how much I struggled back when I developed the
> system, and I am a software developer ;-)

Any statement on availability Dean?
Yes, they could be made available.

Is it something you maintain for your users?


Dave Pawson

[Date Prev] | [Thread Prev] | [Thread Next] | [Date Next] -- [Date Index] | [Thread Index] | [List Home]