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From "Jim Fuller" <>
Subject RE: Ant Documentation
Date Fri, 27 Jun 2003 08:11:40 GMT
i'ed be willing to assist;

- could generate xslt / xml version using docbook xml( which version docbook ? ), then we
could use ant ( instead of awk reliance...thoughts ? ) to build the html distribution

- could generate generate native xsl:fo code for pdf generation

contact me directly if you would like. also there was no attatchment to your email.

cheers, jim fuller

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Andrew Marlow []
> Sent: 27 June 2003 08:36
> To:
> Subject: Re: Ant Documentation
> Hello,
> The msg below was originally intended for Steve L, another
> Ant developer, but I have had trouble contacting him so 
> I am now sending this to a wider audience.
> I am trying to improve the Ant documentation.
> I would like to have a single multi-platform open format
> document. I understand that the project preference is to
> use DocBook. I am using an approach which, with the help
> of some scripts I am working on, will finally result
> in a DocBook Ant manual. As a stepping stone to this end
> I am doing the document in LaTeX. I have an awk script
> to do the LaTeX2DocBook conversion. This needs to be
> rewritten in Perl so that it is portable.
> Attached is the result of running latex2html on the source.
> Please let me have some feedback on this ASAP.
> This is quite alot of work and I am only roughly half-way through.
> I need to know if people will be happy with this.
> Thanks,
> Andrew Marlow.
> >Hello Steve,
> >
> >Attached is a gzip'd tarball of some HTML that was generated
> >from the LaTeX ANT manual I am working on. I hope you like
> >the look of it.
> >
> >There is much still to do. I am working on it.
> >I have gone through about 40% of the LaTeX source
> >doing various reformatting. Here's the work I have planned:
> >
> >1. Complete the remaining 60%.
> >2. Do cross references in LaTeX.
> >3. Generate fresh HTML and a new PDF.
> >4. Generate XML from the LaTeX.
> >
> >I'll keep you posted.
> Regards,
> Andrew
> ----
> There is an emerald here the size of a plover's egg!
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