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

On 6 March 2018 at 09:06, Niels Müller Larsen <neinalways@gmail.com> wrote:
> 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

Yes, though I do wonder how many of todays Windows users would be
comfortable working
with a bash script Niels? CS students  yes, others, I'm less sure.

<grin/> It was probably quite a while since Norm used Windows!

regards Dave

> Greetings
> 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

Dave Pawson
Docbook FAQ.

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