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RE: Good news for docbook fans

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Guylhem Aznar []
> Sent: Wednesday, February 09, 2000 1:09 PM
> To: ldp-discuss@lists.linuxdoc.org
> Subject: Good news for docbook fans
> Hi,
> Why DOCBOOK dir?
> Because some DocBook only documents may contain pictures 
> (...) and thus
> couldn't be converted to some formats HOWTOs currently supported (txt
> for example)
> Either we move DocBook only documents apart or we deprecate plain txt
> versions, and we will have a single source dir for any sgml source
> (linuxdoc/docbook).
> Comments?

Uhm, yeah.  Even if they have pictures, you'll just be missing that picture
in the text only version.  The DocBook to text tools aren't that great, but
they do work, and we NEED, MUST, and ABSOLUTELY HAVE TO keep text only as an
output format.  I don't see why they need to be separated like that, but
that could be just me.  As much as I want to see DocBook get used for the
LDP, not quite yet.  We need to get a GOOD DocBook Authors Guide created,
and some really good examples of DocBook before we encourage authors to move
that way.  Only after these two pieces are in place should we make the
DocBook "translations" part of the collection.  When we do make those
DocBook translations part of the collection, then we should start
encouraging people to take a look at the translation, and the good docbook
examples that we provide so that they can start maintaining their documents
in DocBook.  Let's not move on this before we have things ready, or it will
seriousally backfire on us.  

> Should we contact each mirror before creating this new tree?
> BTW I'm a little sick these days, I may take too much time to 
> reply but
> I know *each* subject is important and I will do by best.

I hope you're feeling better soon.  Later,

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