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Debian Touts Integrated SGML Environment

Debian Project
Debian Touts Integrated SGML Environment
March 30, 1999

>> News

Debian's 2.1 distribution, now in release, features integrated SGML,
XML, and DSSSL infrastructure and packages.  Debian's innovative SGML
subsystem positions Debian as a premier platform for SGML and XML
developers, offering a complete working toolset for documenters and
markup programmers with no manual setup required.


 * James Clark's jade 1.2.1 and SP suite version 1.3.3,
   enabling validation and formatting of SGML or XML

 * SGMLOpen shared system catalog integration (no need to manually 
   register SGML Public Identifiers or set with environment

 * docbook (v3.0) and docbook-stylesheets (v1.13) available, providing
   an industry-standard markup convention

 * psgml, which in conjunction with Emacs19, Emacs20, XEmacs19, or
   XEmacs20, provides a profession SGML editing environment.

 * jadetex, combined with jade, facilitates the conversion of SGML to
   PostScript or PDF, for high quality printed output.

 * a host of other SGML, XML, and DSSSL software packages are
   available, including but not limited to sgml-tools, expat,
   sdc, perlsgml, sgmlspm, and dsc.

We believe that Debian's open model of participation and committment
to system quality (as reflected in the Debian Policy
<URL:http://www.debian.org/doc/debian-policy/>) puts Debian
head-and-shoulders above other commercial or free systems.  SGML
integration efforts continue apace in the unstable distribution,
including DocBook 3.1, DocBk XML, TEI, and more DTDs.

For more information on Debian see <URL:http://www.debian.org/>.
For installation on how to obtain and install the stable release, 
see <URL:http://www.debian.org/releases/stable/>.

>> About Debian

The Debian project is an organization of many users who volunteer 
their time and effort.  Its tasks include maintaining and updating Debian 
GNU/Linux which is a free distribution of the GNU/Linux operating system, 
and the development of the Debian GNU/Hurd operating system.

>> Contact Information 

For further information, please send email to the Debian Press Contact 
<press@debian.org> or visit the Debian homepage at <http://www.debian.org/>

.....A. P. Harris...apharris@onShore.com...<URL:http://www.onShore.com/>

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