DocBook XML & XSL: work in progess, new dependencies
luigi.toscano at tiscali.it
Sat May 1 20:30:32 BST 2010
Alexander Neundorf wrote:
> On Saturday 01 May 2010, Luigi Toscano wrote:
>> I'm currently working (with Albert) to remove the embedded copies of
>> DocBook XML and XSL (http://www.docbook.org/) from kdelibs/kdoctools. This
>> change (if accepted) will introduce two new dependencies (see below).
>> I plan to complete this task before SC 4.5 will be released, but I won't be
>> able to commit all the changes before the dependency freeze.
>> Any comments/remarks?
> Only "Halbwissen" (half knowledge ?) here:
> back in the early KDE 2 days getting that SGML and docbook stuff working was a
> major PITA, nothing worked, stuff had to be patched, etc. Then something was
> changed, and suddenly it just worked.
> I suspect that this change may have been to include these embedded copies in
But in the meantime DocBook XML & related XSLT have stabilized, while they
were under heavy development eight years ago (when XML and XSLT were the Big
New Technology :)
I can (almost) guarantee that step 1) will be transparent. Step 2 is a bit
tricky, but the plan is to make sure that it will work as expected.
> With this change, will we stay at the "it just works" level ?
> Is this the package I need for slackware ?
Thanks, I failed to find Slackware packages. Unfortunately, the XSLT in the
package are ok, but I see only XML DTDs V4.5: we still use V4.2.
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