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Subject: Re: Using the DocBook XSLT 2.0 stylesheets with Gradle

On 5 March 2018 at 16:54, Norman Walsh <ndw@nwalsh.com> wrote:
> Dave Pawson <dave.pawson@gmail.com> writes:
>> I stopped at "you don't have to understand it" Norm?
>> ... rude words.
> Apologies. No disrespect intended.

None taken Norm, just a bit... odd?
Especially with our docbook users!

>> I got as far as ant for builds. I can understand most of that.
>> Bash script... similar? Maybe
>> gradle? Wozzat.
>> Why make it deeper than needs be?
> Well…I’m not sure I agree that it’s deeper than it needs to be.
> I’ve been building toolchains for ages: make, ant, bash, perl,
> ruby, python, sbt, etc. etc. etc.
> I settled on Gradle because of the advantages I outlined in that
> posting: it’s significantly better than ant for dealing with Maven and
> for extensibility; it’s cross platform (unlike bash); it’s relatively
> easy to install on most platforms (unlike make, perl, etc.); and it
> transparently deals with a whole lot of the backend infrastructure.

From my reading, it sounds like it works, for Norms setup?

My 2009 build (ant) still works.

I do wonder how wide the network of users are?
  What versions are in use etc?

Hence how gradle / maven etc will work for us?

I'll shut up now.


Dave Pawson
Docbook FAQ.

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