Subject: Re: [boost] [boostbook] cleanup / modernization
From: John Maddock (jz.maddock_at_[hidden])
Date: 2018-07-18 16:55:29
On 18/07/2018 14:43, James E. King III via Boost wrote:
> I would have opened an "issue" on the boostorg/boostbook project, however,
> that is not enabled. (Perhaps someone should enable it?)
> I have duplicated the boostbook setup scripts into the docker setup
> environment for Ubuntu Bionic and I have found that all of the packages
> that boostbook depends on are ancient.
> PackageVersionLast ModifiedHost
> docbook-xsl 1.75.2 2009 SourceForge
I always use the latest xsl stylesheets with no trouble, I don't doubt
the setup scripts are hopelessly out of date in respect of this.
> docbook-xml 4.2 2002 oasis-open.org
This one is intentionally fixed at that specific version - newer DTD's
are *not* backwards compatible and most emphatically will not work.
Note that newer versions of the DTD don't necessarily offer us any
gains, though I confess docbook-5 has some nice-to-have features.
Also note that we will always be fixed on one specific DTD - that's sort
of the nature of the beast.
> fop 0.94 2007 Apach
I don't know if it's improved, but FOP was always pretty useless, when I
used to build the PDF versions of the boost docs (sorry haven't had time
lately, and the build scripts are almost certainly broken by now) I used
XEP for that reason.
In any case, you can use any FO processor you like here.
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