Re: [Fwd: Re: Simulation Analysis in the User's guide - review needed]

On Mon, 2008-08-25 at 17:14 +0200, Adrian Custer wrote:
> On Mon, 2008-08-25 at 09:50 -0500, Shaun McCance wrote:
> > On Sun, 2008-08-24 at 08:50 +0200, Adrian Custer wrote:
> > > What's the status of docbook version these days? I remember a few years
> > > ago I wanted to move to 4.3 but 'official' gnome was 4.2. Is there still
> > > an 'official' gnome version? Will that change in the near future? 
> > 
> > My official stance is that you should use whatever 4.x
> > version you like, but you should always check how it
> > looks in Yelp.  There are at least some 4.3 features
> > that are implemented, but there are some old features
> > that aren't.  So the DocBook version number doesn't
> > mean much.
> Hey Shaun, 
> I guess you are the list maintainer so you get to see my mails before
> everyone else...
> My understanding was that we were bound to one 'official' version to
> limit the damage we imposed on distributions-i.e. not forcing them to
> ship each and every docbook dtd. Have we given up on that formally or
> merely forgotten to worry about such things?

More or less, yeah.  I've long been meaning to make Yelp
able to do entity substitution without any DocBook DTDs
laying around, but I haven't done it.  That's the only
reason to have DTDs at run-time, since Yelp doesn't try
to validate documents.


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