Subject: Re: pkg_* tools and doc (was Re: new i386 snapshot uploaded)
To: Colin Wood <>
From: Tom T. Thai <>
List: current-users
Date: 09/03/1997 13:23:14
isn't there Latex2html?  That should work too.. 

On Wed, 3 Sep 1997, Colin Wood wrote:

> Perry E. Metzger wrote:
> > 
> > 
> > Alistair Crooks writes:
> > > > Related to this, I'm itching to do a pretty comprehensive HOWTO
> > > > documentation project for NetBSD.. anyone having the same itch?
> > > 
> > > Take a look at the FreeBSD doc project, if you can - they're using some
> > > fancy SGML-based stuff that sounds like it's nice, nice, nice. Looks like
> > > we can learn from them here as well.
> > 
> > I think we should be stealing their doc tools, frankly...
> I just took a look at it, and they appear to be using a variant of what
> was originally linuxdoc-sgml (I can't remember what they are calling it
> now, but I don't like the somewhat cheezy arrow gifs that it puts at the
> top and bottoms of pages ;-)  This is the same package that I use for
> the NetBSD/mac68k FAQ and some of the related docs.  The version that
> FreeBSD uses appears to either be an older version of linuxdoc-sgml, or
> else they've modified it somewhat from the current version (sgmltools?).
> Obviously, the cute little navigation bar at the top was not part of the
> original linuxdoc-sgml package.
> That said, I do recommend sgmltools, or whatever it is currently called.
> It does a fairly good job of sgml->text and sgml->html translation
> (although it lacks decent table support).  Having worked with it for about
> 2 years now, it's fairly easy to learn how to use, and since Linux uses it
> for a large portion of its HOWTO's, the format should be familiar to a lot
> of people.
> Later.
> -- 
> Colin Wood                       
> Component Design Engineer - MD6                 Intel Corporation
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> I speak only on my own behalf, not for my employer.

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