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Re: Saxon/Xalan extensions written by Norman Walsh for docbook-xsl

Daniel Leidert <daniel.leidert.spam@gmx.net>, 2007-02-27 11:47 +0100:

> Update: The docbook-xsl upstream is willing to release a separate
> (source-)tarball for the extension Java classes (maybe as
> docbook-xsl-java?).

(I contacted Daniel about this after reading a message he posted
over on the docbook-apps list).

I'm currently the person handling the upstream docbook-xsl
releases. I'm a Debian user and would be glad to build and release
a separate upstream package of the DocBook XSL Java extensions, if
I can get confirmation here that it will actually get packaged for
Debian. I could probably get it done within the next 10 days or so.

I thought that at one time Mark Johnson had packaged the
extensions, but maybe I'm just imagining that -- and even so, if
he did it was long ago and I guess if those packages existed they
wouldn't fit with current Debian Java policy guidelines.

Anway, we have a sort of more recent precedent in the
docbook-xsl-java package that Ville Skyttä put together a few
years ago for the JPackage project:


That's a source package from with couple of binary packages are
built: docbook-xsl-java-saxon and docbook-xsl-java-xalan (there
are different versions of the extensions for those two different
XSLT engines).


Michael(tm) Smith

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