[nex-xsl] What to do?

M.Canales.es macana at macana-es.com
Wed Jul 4 13:34:05 PDT 2007


As you know, the new XSL stylesheets are ready for production time waiting the 
release of stable DocBook-XSL-1.72.1.

The bad news it that there will be no DocBook-XSL-1.72.1 release, but a new 
beta DocBook-XSL-1.73.0 that may contains several bugs due very intrusive 
changes on how the package is generated from source code, changes on how 
processing instructions are handled, and maybe other changes they are 
planning before release.

That lead us to the next choices:

 1. - Wait up to the next *.1 release to start using the new code. That could 
meant to wait at least other 3-4 months :-/

 2.- To create our own LFS-XSL-1.0 package based on current new-xsl branch 
code and use it as a temporally solution. That implies to add a installation 
page for such package in BLFS and to install it on the servers and editor's 

 3.- To clean-up the docbook-xsl-snapshoot branch subdirectory to keep only 
that files actualy required to build the books. Then merge the code to the 
{,B,C,H}LFS SVN trees. That will made the book's sources full auto-contained. 
This will increase maintenance work to keep it sinchronized with upstream 
code, but IMHO is the more simple solution and my prefered way.

Options 2 and 3 implies also that the DocBook-XSL page in BLFS could be 
updated at least up to 1.71.1

Manuel Canales Esparcia
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