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RE: Something I would like to see (rant warning)

> -----Original Message-----
> From: jdd []
> Sent: Tuesday, May 02, 2000 12:43 PM
> To: Gary Lawrence Murphy; Gary Lawrence Murphy;
> ldp-discuss@lists.linuxdoc.org
> Subject: Re: Something I would like to see (rant warning)
> On mar, 02 mai 2000, Gary Lawrence Murphy à écrit
> >
> >Anyone who can code a webpage can code a basic DocBook doc.  It's
> >1/10th as cryptic as LaTeX and 1/100th as cryptic as NROFF; back in
> >the 1980's the most precious book in our entire company was the one
> >lone NROFF manual.
> please, be aware that our days, many linux users are NOT 
> former Unix users
> and don't konw nor want to know about NROFF (I can't ever 
> imagine what it
> is :-)) nor latex (save for installing the rpm and forgetting it)
> Of course the actual discussion is not for ol'timers who 
> knows all about
> vi or emacs. But LDP copes with many issues not related to 
> such things;
> For example I got a fairly good knoledge of practical samba and wiring
> nets in my school. I was (years ago :-)) a word user for 
> writing equations
> and I could cope with emacs (I do sometimes), but LyX is really much
> easyer to learn than emacs or latex. and shoul be proposed to 
> new authors.

It IS, right there in the resource for authors, the HOWTO-HOWTO.  

> of course sgml/docbook MUST stay the "official source" and 
> with lyx (or
> for that sake, any linudoc/docbook text processor) keeps 
> clean of bugs.

I think that the HOWTO-HOWTO is writting using LyX, so you can take a look
at the SGML source for it, and see that it is good SGML source.  So if you
want to, use LyX as long as you can submit your well-formed SGML document
using either the DocBook or LinuxDoc DTD, we don't care how you get it
there, except that we would like to make it as easy as possible.

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