Moving the docs from db2latex to dblatex?

Volker Lendecke Volker.Lendecke at SerNet.DE
Fri May 1 19:39:38 GMT 2009

On Fri, May 01, 2009 at 04:15:46PM +0200, Jelmer Vernooij wrote:
> At the moment we're using db2latex to generate LaTeX from the DocBook
> sources that we later process to create PDFs and PostScript files. We
> currently ship our own copy of db2latex with some workarounds for bugs
> in it.
> dblatex is a friendly fork of db2latex that is actually maintained
> upstream, and allows us to remove a bunch of custom stylesheets with
> workarounds and Makefile magic that takes care of intermediate build steps.
> dblatex is packaged for all major distributions and is part of the
> toolchain to build the PDF docs for various other projects, including
> e.g. git (through asciidoc).
> Migrating should be relatively easy, I'm working on a patch to do this.
> Does anybody object to using dblatex instead?

For the manpages, what about POD format? Having to install a
bazillion of packages just to find out the XML stuff is
broken on a particular platform can be very frustrating for
people just trying to fix a manpage typo. POD is around

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