Alexander Bokovoy ab at
Tue Nov 27 12:53:18 GMT 2007

Karolin Seeger пишет:
> Hi Alexander, hi Jerry,
> On Tue, Nov 27, 2007 at 03:33:43PM +0300, Alexander Bokovoy wrote:
>> I'm currently looking into the set of errors with db2latex all 
>> distributions are experiencing and more I dig I think we just need
>> to have our own copy of db2latex-xsl within samba-docs because some
>> changes are intrusive into the db2latex's code and can't be easily
>> done through XSLT's import/replacement strategies. Thus, they
>> require certain changes from distro vendors point of view which
>> isn't flexible. Therefore, making a local copy could help in
>> maintenance given that upstream for db2latex is hardly reachable
>> but software itself works: it is libxslt which went into more
>> strict XSLT standards compliance that broke db2latex.
>> Once I'll get that code working again, I think we could import it
>> into samba-docs and low the bar for distros.
> Jelmer gave me the hint that there do already forks exist (e.g.
> dblatex) which are maintained more actively. Using such a fork might
> be a good solution, because the Samba team does not need to maintain
> a local copy.
dblatex is broken too. I have it on my Ubuntu 7.10 system and it is no
save for us as well, unfortunately. When I tried to use it, it broke
more of our code as it lacks couple of templates we use and which were
in the original db2latex like generate.hyperlink, set of fasttext
processing templates, and latex mapping tables.

See as sample output of my
hacking of db2latex. It has couple of unprocessed references but these
are because sometimes you have to run pdflatex more than three times and
our Makefile has no simple way to check that. Other than that I see good
/ Alexander Bokovoy
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