What is LFS anyway?
matthew at linuxfromscratch.org
Mon May 10 10:28:58 PDT 2004
On Mon, 10 May 2004 15:18:52 +0100
Richard A Downing FBCS <richard at 109bean.org.uk> wrote:
> I've had another idea.
> If we had a an offical format, individuals and groups could
> collaborate on 'appendix' style, xml-based, rendered to fit-in with
> LFS, 'how-to-make it work in situation-X'.
> Isn't this Hints, I hear you say? But I was thinking of a more
> 'stamped with the LFS approval mark' and matched to the lfs-version.
> I see hints as 'I did this and it worked for me' - which is not quite
> the same thing.
> That way the book could be bare bones - which will suit one camp; but
> everyone can render a book with the right appendixes for their
This was one of the original goals of the newxml module, in that it
would enable us to be able to do this kind of thing. It's still a way
off yet, but if there's enough demand for it then at least the XML is in
a reasonable state to try and achieve this. I believe it's possible,
but haven't looked into it in any great detail.
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