bdubbs at swbell.net
Wed Mar 8 10:19:18 PST 2006
George Makrydakis wrote:
> BTW Gerard was thinking of restructuring the book to LaTEX format...
Whoa. Where did this come from. Its the first I've heard of it.
Perhaps you are thinking of creating a target in the Makefile for TeX or
LaTeX output in order to facilitate publishing a paper version of the
I would be strongly against converting the book(s) to TeX. My first
exposure to LaTeX was in 1991 and I found it inadequate. I transitioned
to TeX because it was much more flexible.
In any case, a TeX based book would lose a *lot* of the metadata that
are in the books now. Besides, TeX is about rendering. The idea behind
docbook is to separate appearance from content--something like Knuth's
tangle and weave paradigm. Docbook is the correct tool for LFS.
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