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Timetable for 3.3.12 release. Documentation issues

From: R. Bernstein
Subject: Timetable for 3.3.12 release. Documentation issues
Date: Sat, 31 Jan 2009 11:01:21 -0500

Peter Wainwright writes:
 > Unless anyone objects, I'd like to release 3.3.12 next week (Sunday 8th
 > Feb).
 > After that I think it would be a good idea to move to a more frequent
 > release schedule, perhaps on a 6-monthly basis...
 > I'm having a few issues with the documentation.  The DDD manual in PDF
 > form is fine.  However, previous releases have also contained ddd.ps,
 > which I'm having trouble with.  ddd/Makefile creates this using pdf2ps,
 > which seems to create a huge (53 MB!) file.  Looks like stuff has been
 > rasterized by the print driver.
 > I tried instead to do "make dvi" and dvips, but on my system texi2dvi
 > does not create a DVI but a PDF file.  I think I've seen references to
 > this problem, I wonder if anyone knows a fix for this.

To make ddd.ps. 

1. Make sure pdftops is installed. (This is part of TeXLive or the 
   Debian/Ubuntu "context" package

2. Alter ddd/Makefile.am to change EPSTOPDF to pstopdf. Patch is attached

3. In the doc directory, type:
   make ../doc/ddd.ps

Attachment: ddd-Makefile.am.patch
Description: patch for current epstopdf usage.

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