Jelmer Vernooij jelmer at
Tue Nov 27 13:53:25 GMT 2007

On Tue, 2007-11-27 at 16:47 +0300, Alexander Bokovoy wrote:
> Jelmer Vernooij пишет:
> >> 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.
> > It's diverged a bit from db2latex and so some effort will be required
> > to make sure the docs work with it. dblatex has an active community
> > though, and using it would avoid the overhead of maintaining a
> > Samba-specific db2latex fork.
> If fact, the actual patch to db2latex is attached, it differs only in
> one line (second chunk) from corresponding Debian's Bug#293989 fixes to
> db2latex. Migrating to dblatex will need much more changes because the
> whole processing environment is rather different: instead of separate
> preprocessing we will have to use their dblatex utility and rewrite much
> of setup code to use their new latex-based options instead of current
> xslt ones.
I think using a hacked up version of db2latex for the time being is a
good idea. I don't however think it's a long-term solution, but it seems
we agree about that.

> It is a bigger work than maintaining db2latex small fixes. What I'd
> suggest is to proceed with db2latex and develop port of our
> documentation to dblatex later. I'll probably will have more time for
> that during January's holidays (10 days of state holidays in Russia).
I've already started some work on this, will see if I can push that work into a separate svn branch.



Jelmer Vernooij <jelmer at> -
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