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IXIN 1.2 available

From: Thien-Thi Nguyen
Subject: IXIN 1.2 available
Date: Mon, 03 Dec 2012 16:09:00 +0100

release notes:

  One bugfix, some new features, and more detailed ‘meta’ spec.
  BTW, ‘a2ixin foo.sxml’ works fine under Guile 2.
  Getting the .sxml in the first place is the problem, there.


README excerpts:

  IXIN is an EXPERIMENTAL distribution of EXPERIMENTAL code and
  some pre-built IXIN files.  IXIN stands for "indexed texinfo".

  All code is under GPLv3+.  All (.xml) docs are under GFDL.


  It defines a documentation file format and provides two simple
  tools to write and read, respectively, files in that format.

NEWS excerpt:

  - 1.2 | 2012-12-03

    - bugfix: use ‘pretty-print’ also for index

        Previously, a node name could be incorrectly written in the index
        due to the lameness of ‘object->string’ (mentioned in release 1.1).
        You can see this by copying new file prob.xml into the previous
        release and running "make prob.ixin".  Contrast to the prob.ixin
        distributed in this release.

    - new retrieve command: dump-node

        This displays the raw node data for a selected node to stdout.
        To get the tree, do: ‘./retrieve ... | base64 -d | gzip -d’.

    - new retrieve command: repl

        This runs a simple command loop that reads from stdin and writes to
        stdout.  The program maintains a "current node", and recognizes
        some simple navigation and display commands.  Type ‘quit’ to quit.

        To see this in action, try "make demo-zow".  Add ‘ZOW=rcs’, e.g.,
        to choose rcs.ixin (defaults to alive.ixin if not specified).

    - ‘meta’ format defined

        Previously, it was simply the portion of the (input) SXML prior to
        the first ‘node’ element.  Now, it has the form:


        This change is a move from underspecified to specified, so the
        version number of the format remains at 1.  See README.

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