[ANNOUNCE] xorg-sgml-doctools-1.2

Gene Heskett gene.heskett at verizon.net
Sun Mar 4 13:23:17 PST 2007

On Sunday 04 March 2007, David Nusinow wrote:
>On Sun, Mar 04, 2007 at 02:54:18PM -0500, Gene Heskett wrote:
>> On Sunday 04 March 2007, David Nusinow wrote:
>> >docbook2man and docbook2txt are probably what you're looking for if
>> > you have trouble reading structured markup.
>> I assume docbook2man uses docbook2txt & then gz's it like a manpage? 
>> In that case, can it not be scripted to just go into any programs docs
>> directory, and wildcard it all, putting the end result in the
>> directory $MANPATH points to?  Then the question is where in the
>> man1-man9 tree does the product of the script go...
>No, they use openjade to parse and transform the markup to another
> format. Why exactly do you want manpages for things like the release
> notes and the outdated display postscript readme?
Very simple reason David.  Its better than no docs at all because they are 
locked away in some M$ like file format that's at least 50% markup and 
gibberish to read with a std text viewer.

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