Doclifter and xorg-docs

Michael Verret michael.verret at
Mon Jun 16 06:43:00 PDT 2008


I also started working on this a while back. We can work together so
that we do not overlap our efforts. I got stopped when I had to finish
my distro's last release but now I have time again.



On Mon, Jun 16, 2008 at 8:26 AM, Chuck Robey <chuckr at> wrote:
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> François-Denis Gonthier wrote:
>> Hello all,
>> I've been playing around with trying to convert X11.protocol to
>> docbook using doclifter.  My inexperience with troff is hurting me
>> quite a bit, but xorg-docs seems to be missing the information how to
>> rebuild the stuff that is in hardcopy.  I think knowing how the
>> document is generated would help me better understand the process need
>> to convert the protocol doc to docbook.
>> Is there anyone who can provide me with that missing information?
>> F-D
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> I know a good bit about troff, my favorite macros (-mm) and the man page macros
> (-man).  If I can help you any, let me know.  Probably be a good idea to do it
> off the list, right?   Oh, yeah, by troff, I mean the GNU version, groff.  I've
> used both, and groff is definitely the better one of the two.
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