Subject: Re: xmlto
To: None <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Christos Zoulas <email@example.com>
Date: 05/01/2004 22:18:12
In article <firstname.lastname@example.org>,
James K. Lowden <email@example.com> wrote:
>Is there any move afoot to move from mdoc to DocBook for man pages? If
>so, what tools are NetBSD folks using?
>I think it's generally accepted nowadays -- surely, if one listens to ESR
>-- that man pages should be authored in (xml) DocBook. I have cause to
>write a few man pages, and learning mdoc would be a fine step to skip, if
>you ask me. I know SGML DocBook and use Jade to generate (normally) HTML.
> Jade won't output anything understood by man(1), though, afaik.
>So I looked to xmlto. Not packaged. Requires GNU getopt(1) because
>NetBSD's doesn't accept long options. GNU getopt, well, let's just say it
>doesn't build cleanly; I think it's happy only on Linux. Not an
>insurmountable problem, but at that point I decided to come here for
NetBSD has a gnu compliant getopt_long(3).