Saturday, April 22, 2006

Day 354

I've been toying with the idea of converting my software engineering scribbles into DocBook (it's currently in texinfo), so I've started trying to put together a DocBook toolchain. The core tools seemed easy enough to get hold of (the libxml2-bin, openjade and docbook-bundle Fink packages covered most everything), but setting up a makefile for the full system has been quite complicated.

I'm not too convinced by the results as yet, but I haven't really gone too deeply into the markup and the stylesheets. On the plus side, at least the standard references are available online to help out (although if I do shift to DocBook, I'll probably get around to getting the dead tree versions anyway).

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