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[Groff] Re: UTP Author?

From: Larry Kollar
Subject: [Groff] Re: UTP Author?
Date: Sat, 29 Jun 2002 09:11:25 -0400

Meg McRoberts <address@hidden> wrote:

> Is the UTP you're working on the Dougherty/O'Reilly one?

That's the one. Currently, it's available on O'Reilly's
website as a package of scanned pages (in PBM or PDF
formats, the PBMs are a bit smaller). There's a link to
the directory from my web page:

That page also links to what's been transcribed so far.

> It sounds like you're about ready for me to start editing
> these pages?  What are the mechanics of this?  I seem to have
> a working groff on my system -- just can't build the latest one
> or read the non-manpage docs.

I suspect you have groff 1.17.2 -- type   groff -v   at
the command line to verify. Only the CVS releases come
with the full complement of documentation, including a
half-complete Texinfo-based manual. I think (hope) that's
going to change for 1.18.

> But people could send me the raw
> files and I could run them here for editing, or you could build
> them and put them on a web site from which I can grab them.
> Depends a little whether you want me to actually fix problems
> in the files or just flag them and notify the chapter owner...

Check the web page where I'm putting the files -- if a
file is marked "M" that means "markup complete" and you
shouldn't have any clashes. Just post to the groff list,
say "I'm going to edit Chapter 5" or whatever, and if
nobody squawks you can edit away. :-) There's a few files
that are completely marked up (Chapter 5 being one of
them) and ready for you to edit. Just send me a gzipped
file with your fixes & I'll put it up.

Larry Kollar   k o l l a r  at  a l l t e l . n e t
"Content creators are the engine that drives value in the
information life cycle."   -- Barry Schaeffer, on XML-Doc

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