[conspire] Debian documentation in DocBook format
ruben at mrbrklyn.com
Tue Sep 9 21:54:03 PDT 2008
On Tue, Sep 09, 2008 at 09:36:32PM -0700, Ken Bernard wrote:
> Hello all -
> Is Debian using DocBook as a format for its Documentation?
> How is that format opened?
> I am finding that the manuals I would like to access are in
> DocBook XML format. When I tried to view them I found out that
> I need to install OpenJade. The DocBook and the OpenJade
> install HOWTO's have a laundry list of other packages that are
Sometimes you just get so fustrated with this stuff that you just wish
everything was in ascii.
I've really come to hate xml.
> Is using DocBook now official on the part of the Debian distro
> documentation? If so,
> is there a single app. that will open this format? (Browsers return an XML
> file error)
> I got the (above) impression from the README in the manual I tried to open:
> "Here is the new manual. It is in DocBook XML format, which is
> becoming the new standard for documentation. The advantages include
> more precise tagging, figure and table support, and a very strongly
> supported toolchain. There is a fairly brief cheatsheet.xml here which
> will probably tell you all you need to know, especially if you've
> worked with debiandoc before. The Definitive Guide to DocBook by Norm
> Walsh is indispensable for figuring out why your tags don't work the
> way you think they should:
> For more information about the manual, see:
> All help is welcome! Send suggestions to the debian-boot list. Patches
> can be submitted against the package installation-guide.
> Last update: 09 July 2006"
> Ken Bernard
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