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Bug#295579: any news on ITA: docbook-defguide ?

On 17/04/07 at 01:19 +0200, Daniel Leidert wrote:
> Am Montag, den 16.04.2007, 23:30 +0100 schrieb Neil Williams:
> > > thanks
> > >
> > > I'm going to adopt these packages as part of the Debian XML/SGML
> > > group. Let's see, if we can put the latest version into Etch.
> > >
> > > Regards, Daniel
> > 
> > Umm, Etch is out and this bug is still open.
> > 
> > Any news on packaging the updated upstream release?
> Yes, the recognition, that the build systems of the version in Debian
> and the latest upstream version are different and that there was no way
> to make the update happen for Etch. I locally "compiled" the package
> with xsltproc. But for a fully featured update, a new docbook-xsl-java
> package is necessary, because several elements are not fully supported
> by the XSLT processors we have in Debian. But the source for this
> package was not yet officially released seprataely and I would like to
> use this separate source. Discussion with upstream, respectively Michael
> Smith, has already been done. Making a pdf also fails atm because of
> bugs in the involved packages. And at least, it may also be possible to
> simply ship the ready-to-use html files instead of self-creating these
> files to workaround the above "issues".
> If this is just a ping, if I'm active, then: Yes, I'm still actively
> working to solve this bug.

Hi Daniel,

Have you made some progress on this stuff?

docbook-xsl-saxon is now in Debian, so it shouldn't be a blocker

I was going through very old orphaned packages, and this package is in
the top 10...


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