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RE: cvs development

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Grant Taylor []
> Sent: Wednesday, February 16, 2000 1:20 PM
> To: ldp-discuss@lists.debian.org
> Subject: Re: cvs development 
> >>>>> Gregory Leblanc <GLeblanc@cu-portland.edu> writes:
> >> Right now, I have an unusual build procedure that involves 
> a few Perl
> >> scripts, a database extraction, funky CVS checkout 
> options, and so on.
> >> I'm not sure how this can fit in with a nightly build on metalab...
> > I don't follow you here.  Can you tell me/show me what you 
> are talking
> > about?  
> My document has one section which is a summary of the support status
> for all the printers in my database.  When I do a commit, the
> following happens:
>  - A checkout happens with the -kv flag to get rid of the $..$ around
>    the version and date.
>  - A Perl program queries my SQL database and builds a linuxdoc-sgml
>    summary of the contents.
>  - Another Perl program preprocesses "src.sgml" into "pht.sgml"; this
>    mainly consists of #including the database summary
>  - All the usual sgml2foo stuff happens
>  - The text one gets cat -s'ed to remove all those blank lines.
>  - The built files are copied to my website.
>  - The preprocessed pht.sgml file is mailed to the ldp and various
>    translators.
>  - Everything in the build dir is blown away since it hasn't got $..$
>    on the RCS id strings.

Ahh, yeah, I see.  I guess that we probably need to define what kind of
processing will be done on documents in the CVS repository.  I hadn't given
any thought to pre-processing, since I don't have a "need" for it right now,
nor time to figure it out.  The only things that had ocured to me was the
processing of the SGML source into HTML/PS/PDF/Whatever.  If we're going to
do pre-processing, especially if it will query an external database, then
things will be HUGELY more complex.  Generating TOCs/Indexes from the SGML
source shouldn't be that dificult, but querying external datasources, hm...

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