building docs on cygwin, and finding fop.sh..
simonmar at microsoft.com
Thu May 26 04:27:00 EDT 2005
On 26 May 2005 08:24, Simon Peyton-Jones wrote:
>> Thanks, but for the moment, I'm just rediscovering what others
>> already know (eg. I see from comments in prep-bindist-mingw that
> The thing is that "others" may know, but their hard-won knowledge is
> not reflected in the building guide, and hence gets repeatedly
> re-discovered. Google is good, but when knowledge can be written down
> in the first place you'd look, that's even better.
>> As far as I'm able to make any suggestions for improvements, I'd
>> prefer someone to check them (instead of me committing and others
>> having to clean up!-)
> That would obviously be great. But in a world of limited bandwidth,
> it's quite possible that people will see your messages go by, perhaps
> comment, but not take action. So your committing
> possibly-not-quite-right improvements might be the lesser evil.
> Anyway, it's great that your feedback is ending up in the mail
> archives, regardless. Thanks
Here's a suggested action plan based on what Claus has raised:
- We disable the use of xmltex for now. It just doesn't work
when building the Users' Guide. Perhaps it can be enabled
if explicitly requested, but configure won't use it by default.
- we make configure look for fop.sh as well as fop, as suggested
I think that pretty much covers it. It'll prevent people going down the
xmltex blind-alley (I did that too, but gave up earlier than Claus did).
Sven, as DocBook/XML king, do you agree?
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