About the future format for LFS (reworded)

Matthew Burgess matthew at linuxfromscratch.org
Mon Sep 1 23:59:28 PDT 2008


On Mon, 1 Sep 2008 21:25:52 -0400, William Immendorf <computerperson1 at live.com> wrote:

> If you can't install Java, no ploblem. You can always look at it online,
> only that you can't generate it.

That's not acceptable for editors, William.  Note this from the LFS Editors' Guide (chapter 4):

Before commiting any changes, it's important to check that you have all the syntax correct and that the book can actually pass through xsltproc without any problems.

That is, all editors should ensure that the book renders correctly *prior* to committing their changes.  Any additional barriers to entry for this process (e.g. Java), will only decrease the number of people willing/able to edit the book.

Regards,

Matt.




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