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Subject: Re: [docbook-apps] Re: Using the DocBook XSLT 2.0 stylesheets with Gradle

Sorry to intrude.
The cross platform comment on bash triggered me.
My students use a bash shell on Windows. It is included, I think, in the git download for Windows.


Niels Müller Larsen
Senior Lecturer IBA Kolding
Bachelor of Web Development Program

> On 5 Mar 2018, at 17.54, 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.
>> 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.
>                                        Be seeing you,
>                                          norm
> -- 
> Norman Walsh <ndw@nwalsh.com> | The finest amusements are the most
> http://nwalsh.com/            | pointless ones.--Jacques Chardonne

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