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Re: Preaching DSSSL (Re: using LOUT)

From: Sean Russell
Subject: Re: Preaching DSSSL (Re: using LOUT)
Date: Wed, 27 Aug 1997 15:01:30 -0700 (PDT)

On 27 Aug, Chris Herborth wrote:
> Like you (and probably everyone else), I'm extremely short on time...
> that's why I haven't looked at Lout much in the six months or so since I
> discovered it (other than to port it to QNX and BeOS).

You ported Lout to the BeOS?  Is the port available?  Where can I find
it?  If we get this Jade Lout backend going, I'll want it.

> I've also got a mental block for functional languages, but I was going
> to make an extreme effort to learn Scheme so I could do DSSSL.  :)

Same here.  I'm trying to write a set of DSSSL Java Beans that would
allow a person to specify most of a DSSSL description without ever
having to touch Lisp.  I'll let you know if it ever gets off paper. :-)

> I'd be quite happy to help, but I wouldn't be able to contribute for
> several months...  I've got C++ expertise, but no clue about DSSSL and
> Lout yet.  I've also got several projects that need to be finished
> before I can start investigating Lout...  On the plus side, when I do,
> it'll be for QNX, so I'll be able to work on it full time.

I'll do some preliminary investigation about what's involved in writing
a Jade backend and let you know, if you like.

> Is anyone else interested in using SGML, DSSSL, and Jade with Lout for
> printed layouts?  If not, I suppose we should discuss this in private
> email.

I obviously am.  I'm setting up a mailing list for this topic.  Give me
a couple of hours, and then try to subscribe if you like.  We can move
all of this discussion there.

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