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Re: HTML in addition to GNU Info? (was: ... instead ...)

>>>>> "Norbert" == Norbert Nemec <nobbi@cheerful.com> writes:

    Norbert> - include texi files in the packages and let a mechanism
    Norbert>   create the files the sysad wants on the system.

 How about include a target in debian/rules that builds .ps, .dvi, or
 .pdf versions of .texi documentation, but don't ship those with the
 binary.deb.  Ship the .info by default, .html in a separate -doc
 package (many of us will not install HTML; it is CRUFT when `info' is
 available.), and leave the .texi in the source package, with a target
 that makes ungreppables for those who wish to print or pdf and don't
 know the commands or don't know where to find the fine manual to the
 texinfo utilities.

 Generally, a program that is documented with texinfo will have
 targets in Makefile for .ps and .dvi, so a debian/rules standard
 target would likely be fairly trivial to create.

 I think more of us ought to learn texinfo and use it for new
 manuals.  `info undocumented' ;-)

 The people who created `tex', `texinfo', and `info' are very wise.

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