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Re: boot disks (was Re: developer status again)

In article <19981101035910.A23599@finlandia.infodrom.north.de>, Martin Schulze <joey@finlandia.Infodrom.North.DE> writes:
> Please fetch the current snapshot from
> ftp://ftp.infodrom.north.de/pub/people/joey/debian/non-maintainer/boot-floppies.tar.gz
> It should occur at regular incoming mirrors within some hours.

> Since it's just a lazy tar+gz from a local cvs repository you can
> ignore the CVS files.

Local repository?  Isn't boot floppies maintained out of the CVS on
cvs.debian.org?  No?

Also, you guys ship the Installation Manual out of the same CVS
repository, right?  I have some thoughts about how you could use SGML
conditionals to build different *variants* of the install manual
(i.e., for m68k, alpha) out of the same file.  I don't know if this
would be a win or not -- I would think so.

Also, another nice thing the documentation could do is to read the
menu messages etc out of the code itself, rather than *duplicating*
them in the documentation.  I'm all about eliminating duplication of
information, so if you change the message, it automatically changes
the documentation as well as the actual install program.

I might be able to help with some of this, esp. in case you
boot-floppies maintainers are probably not SGML gurus.  And I hear
Igor can't maintain the Install Guide right now.

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

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