dynamically generated book
mbenkmann at gmx.de
Thu Nov 30 16:03:38 PST 2000
> I like this idea. It reminds me of the zip picker at the DJGPP site. You
> have a form where you answer certain questions regarding your preferences
> and it spits out links to the packages you need to download. Combined with
> a customized LFS book autogenerated from the SGML source based on your
> choices, that would make a really nifty feature. And the book could
> personally address you if you enter your name in the form. That would be a
> great way to emphasize the individuality of LFS.
> p.s.: No, this was not intended as a joke. I really like that idea.
I need to mention that I was not only thinking about editors here. The LFS
hints could be dynamically included so that if the user chooses
"I want KDE" he'd get a hint about installing KDE. If he chooses
"I want simpleinit", the sysvinit parts would be replaced with the
equivalent simpleinit parts. And of course a dynamically generated HTML
page would contain the links to the packages needed.
Seems too complicated? Don't forget that the LFS book started out as a
mere HOWTO and now it's a book. This could well be the next step. A
dynamically customized source distribution.
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