A belated follow-up that has been sitting on my desktop ...
On Sat, 2007-04-21 at 22:45 +0200, Robert M. Albrecht wrote:
Has docbook something like ifdef ?
Yes, although the exact mechanism for XML escapes my ability to recall
at the moment.
would produce the manuals in Fedora oder Ubuntu flavor ?
Right. I think the mechanics of sharing a common base with distro
variants is the easy part.
The hard part is stuff such as - different community styles; different
expectations of quality, quantity, etc.; different writing styles;
difficulty in creating an upstream with the authority to enforce style
Another problem I hit several times is to keep various languages in
sync. If you don`t see excatly what changed in the original-document,
it`s near to impossible.
So keeping the documentation per chapter or even smaller in a cvs would
We typically do this modularity for DocBook, sometimes down to the
<section>-per-file. Not sure how this would work with the POT file;
perhaps there could be some way to group/ungroup/regroup from modular
Karsten Wade, 108 Editor ^ Fedora Documentation Project
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