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Re: Categorization of packages (was Re: Aptitude, ARs)

On Sat, Mar 15, 2003 at 11:26:40AM -0800, Osamu Aoki <osamu@debian.org> was heard to say:
> On Fri, Mar 14, 2003 at 08:06:54PM -0500, Daniel Burrows wrote:
> >   Anyway, there are (according to apt-cache stats) exactly 12585 binary
> > packages TODAY.  I think that you're being too optimistic if you believe
> > a natural (ie, easy to navigate) categorization exists which is balanced
> > enough to squeeze this into 3 levels and 25 leaves in each lowest
> > screen.
> No I do not.  My point was current 2 levels alone to narrow down was way
> too small levels for 12585 binary packages.  

  Oh, I see.

> >   I think that for the full documentation, it might help if it were
> > written in some structured format with a table-of-contents.  I'm not
> > sure if I want to include a viewer for something like that in aptitude
> > or if I should ship HTML and spawn a web browser, but the README is a
> > bit unwieldly right now.
> html as the source?  
> I can make debiandoc-sgml quite easily from your text which can make
>  1. text
>  2. html (single page or multi page)
>  3. PDF
>  4. PS
>  5. info (but why bother.)
>  ...
> Building PDF and PS are tricky but text and html are easy.  It will
> provide TOC automatically.  Do you wants me to do it?

  Is debiandoc-sgml something whose use is encouraged?  I thought I heard
it was deprecated in favor of Docbook.  Anyway, I am thinking about some
sort of metaformat like docbook or LaTeX.


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