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Re: [Xlog-discussion] Documentation format: TeX, HTML, PDF & DocBook

From: Alexandru Csete
Subject: Re: [Xlog-discussion] Documentation format: TeX, HTML, PDF & DocBook
Date: Sat, 16 Jun 2007 16:44:39 +0200
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Quoting Jacob Anawalt <address@hidden>:
> Joop Stakenborg wrote:
> > 
> > I would like to stay away from any gnome dependencies if we don't really
> > need it, libgnomeprint2.2 was introduced to xlog being a helpful
> > printing API, but it will be removed in some future xlog version because
> > the latest GTK+ now supports printing.
> > 
> While I appreciate integration and consistency in a desktop environment 
>   I also understand and respect making light-weight apps. No reason to 
> pursue docbook at the moment then.

Having the user manual in docbook xml does not lock you to any desktop
environment (or OS for that matter). It just happens that the Gnome help
browser, yelp, uses dockbook xml as its native format. Docbook xml can be
converted to many other formats like html, pdf, rtf, or even windows help.


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