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Subject: Re: [Boost-build] [doc] Sphinx.
From: Rene Rivera (grafikrobot_at_[hidden])
Date: 2017-08-09 12:14:23

On Wed, Aug 9, 2017 at 12:53 AM, Raffi Enficiaud via Boost-build <
boost-build_at_[hidden]> wrote:

> Le 09.08.17 à 04:02, Rene Rivera via Boost-build a écrit :
>> Ok, looking at the features of Sphinx more closely now.. Since there are
>> various people here knowledgeable about Sphinx.
>> First question: Does Sphinx support PDF output *without* going through
>> another output tool (i.e. not through docbook or latex)?
> I believe not: they claim to generate Latex. But being able to generate
> Latex is more than enough for the PDF output, isn't it?

I don't know Latex (even though I edited some latex some decades ago) so
all I can go by is what others claim it does.

What is your point?

My point is that if that's the only option for PDF it's similar to
quickbook in that it needs another tool to be installed. Having to install
and correctly set up external tools raises the barrier to producing the
good looking PDF docs. Something we are all too familiar with docbook. For
example, I've tried two or three times over the past decade to get PDF
output working for docbook without success.

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