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Re: Everyone go have a beer.

From: Karl Fogel <kfogel_at_galois.collab.net>
Date: 2001-02-28 01:16:36 CET

"Eric S. Raymond" <esr@thyrsus.com> writes:
> Are you guys attached to using texinfo as a document format? A lot
> of projects are moving to DocBook these days. I can work in either
> but prefer the latter.

I had a long-term horrible experience with DocBook a while back. Nice
format, maybe, but the tools were very immature and basically required
a full-time support person to answer people's questions, fix
installation issues, and write Makefiles. (And we're talking about a
group of clueful developers here, each of whom already knew multiple
structured markup languages.)

Maybe things have changed since then... but if they haven't, do you
really want to be that full-time support person? :-)

Texinfo does seem to be sufficient for what we're doing.

Received on Sat Oct 21 14:36:23 2006

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