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From: Paul A Bristow (pbristow_at_[hidden])
Date: 2007-08-17 11:23:00


>-----Original Message-----
>From: boost-bounces_at_[hidden]
>[mailto:boost-bounces_at_[hidden]] On Behalf Of John Maddock
>Sent: 17 August 2007 13:20
>To: boost_at_[hidden]
>Cc: 'Discussion of Boost Documentation'
>Subject: Re: [boost] New Acknowldegement for RenderX
>Paul A Bristow wrote:
>> Since we seem to be using this to generate pdf version at the end of
>> the toolchain from Quickbook/Docbook thru XML to html and pdf
>> XML to PDF by RenderX XEP XSL-FO Formatter, visit us at
>> I think it would be grateful to add an acknowledgement, perhaps to
>At the risk of being curmudgeonly, I'm not sure I agree with this - the
>folks who have acknowledgements there currently all provided
>free copies of
>their compilers (that were/are not generally available) to aid
>with Boost
>testing. RenderX hasn't actually given us anything that isn't freely
>downloadable anyway. If they let us have a copy of the
>commercial version
>of the product - so we could produce advert free docs - that would be a
>different issue.

Well I'd be the last to accuse you of curmudgeonly-ness ;-)

But I think we could not reasonablely expect them to dish out a free copy to every single Boost developer - and yet that's what we
all need (to check what a pdf version of their stuff will look like) - and what we have effectively got.

So on the grounds that it costs nothing to say thanks, I still feel it's the right thing to do.


Paul A Bristow
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