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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.
        Greg


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