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

Adam P. Harris wrote:
> 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?

Local repository == local copy of checked out stuff

CVS: yes

cvs.debian: 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

*ponder*  Yes, it's in documentation/install.sgml.  Do yo want to work
on it?

> 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.

I can't say either.  I'd say, prepare something so the boot-floppies
team can take a look at it.  If you can't find the sgml source, drop
me a note.

> 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.

If this would be possible?



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