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From Andrew Marlow <>
Subject Re: AW: Ant Documentation
Date Sun, 29 Jun 2003 17:46:26 GMT writes:
>> I am trying to improve the Ant documentation.
>> 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. 
>So you will write the Ant doco in LaTeX? 
>Rewrite the whole docs???
>... and future modification of the docs?
>> I have an awk script
>> to do the LaTeX2DocBook conversion. This needs to be
>> rewritten in Perl so that it is portable.
>Ok, perl is fine. For faster port to windows you can use 
>Cygwin. I think it contains an awk.
Yes it does. I already have the awk script. I intend to move
straight to perl.
>> Attached is the result of running latex2html on the source.
>> Please let me have some feedback on this ASAP.
>I got no attachements.
Please see http:/
This is a bzip'd tarball of HTML generated from the LaTeX source.
>> 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.
>Sure - many people asked for printable versions of the ant doc. And
>you can print LaTeX docs very well :-)
I know :-)

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