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- Subject: Re: sgml-tools
- From: Poet/Joshua Drake <>
- Date: Sat, 16 Oct 1999 23:29:23 -0700 (PDT)
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Not that I have any extra time, but I would be willing to help someone
keep this in order.
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On Sat, 16 Oct 1999, David Lawyer wrote:
> The following is about the sgmltools for LinuxDoc DTD. It seems that
> there is a version 1.0.11 in addition to the 1.0.10 that I previously
> mentioned. As you will note the person who created the above two
> bug-fixed versions has bowed out. So we need someone to maintain the
> version 1 of these tools. I think it should replace the current Debian
> distribution sgml-tools 1.0.9. I wrote to the Debian maintainer but get no
> response. Since a program exists to convert Debain to RPM (Redhat, etc.)
> it would be possible for most people to get sgml-tools 1.0.11 pre-compiled.
> Is anyone willing to work on this project? A first step might just be to
> get the source to 1.0.11 (or perhaps call it 1.0.12 after fixing the
> problem I had compiling) and put it a metalab. Eventually we may go to
> DocBook DTD but for the meantime we need to keep using this 1-series of
> David Lawyer
> >> >On Thu, 14 Oct 1999, David Lawyer wrote:
> [To: Casantos et. al.]
> >> I picked up your sgmltools 1.0.11 and get error message while compiling:
> >> rtf2rtf.l:56: initializer element is not constant.
> >> Ditto for line 57.
> >> These lines are like:
> >> FILE *out = stdout;
> >> I guess the value of stdout (a pointer) is not known to the compiler.
> >> Should these assignments go into main so they are assigned at runtime?
> >> I did this and it compiled OK. That is, I left only "FILE *out;" at the
> >> start of the file and put "out = stdout;" into main. I'm not sure if
> >> this is the correct fix.
> >> Your new version has fixed the "too many blank lines" problem.
> >> David Lawyer
> Casantos replied:
> >Interesting. It took 3 months until I got a feedback. In the meantime I
> >got bored by all that LinuxDOC x DocBook and gave up.
> >I sent in August 3 a new version of the Portuguese-HOWTO that was never
> >updated at metalab and soon realized that I didn't want to spend the rest
> >of my life writing "if your Linux distribution is "Blah", ... , but if it
> >is "Turbo-Bla-Blah", ... :-P. With more than 20 Linux distributions on the
> >street, there were too much "..."s to write.
> >I left all the LDP lists and LDP itself. It's dead to me.
> >The answer to your question is: "I don't care".
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