Jelmer Vernooij jelmer at
Tue Nov 27 18:02:38 GMT 2007

Am Dienstag, den 27.11.2007, 17:05 +0300 schrieb Alexander Bokovoy:
> Jelmer Vernooij пишет:
> >> 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.
> Yes. I'll update svn for embedded db2latex then.
> >> 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.
> Ok, that would be good. Ideally we need following to do:
> 1. Migrate to dblatex from db2latex
> 2. Convert all type setting we currently have using dblatex's setup options
Agreed - assuming you mean (1) and (2) are done in a different branch,
rather than in trunk (and would disrupt normal work on the docs).

I've already done (1) in a private bzr branch that I'll push into svn
later this week. 

> 3. [Optional] Migrate dia diagrams to svg (separate task, dia is
> emitting a lot of internal errors during translation to eps and seems
> doing so for long time). I'd prefer to use Inkscape to maintain diagrams
> in SVG format.
Is there some good way to convert from svg into a format latex understands? I



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