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Re: Proposed announcement etc, 2.nd revision

On Tue, Feb 08, 2000 at 11:25:52AM +0100, Stein Gjoen wrote:
> It looks like the SGML tools will be maintained again which
> means I will pester this list once again with my ideas on
> how to improve things. I do not have the technical knowledge
> to do this myself but I try to look at the issues from the
> perspective of the end users and see what we can do to
> improve.

I think we should host the list for sgmltools
(ldp-sgmltools@lists.linuxdoc.org) and provide a copy of the cvs files
on our ftp server.

> So far DocBook looks like the ideal tool to scare the living
> daylight out of prospective HOWTO authors. I would like to
> see the unmaintained HOWTOs taken up again and more new HOWTOs
> written in which case the learning curve shuld not look like
> a spiked brick wall.

We will first provide *both* DocBook and sgml version of each HOWTO, so
the author can continue using linuxdoc (sgml) or try to play with

When the DocBook author guide, conversion script, tools, samples (...)
are ready, we will consider *moving* to DocBook.

> Yes. This is more difficult when a reference moves from one
> HTML page to another so it would seem to me we need a new
> mechanism and also all HOWTOs would need to be compiled
> together.

I'm having such problems with the HOWTO INDEX, which provides links to
each HOWTO.

I will have to write a shell script to create a new HOWTO-INDEX.sgml
each time a new entry is added.

Guylhem P. Aznar                               http://www.linuxdoc.org
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