brave newbie vs. xorg-docs

Carlo Salinari csali at
Fri Dec 8 08:02:53 PST 2006

David Nusinow wrote:
> On Thu, Dec 07, 2006 at 10:59:29AM +0100, Carlo Salinari wrote:
>> Hi, I'm new on the list.
>> As I understand there has been some discussion about migrating xorg 
>> documentation to some new format.
>> If some of the developers can give me (coherent) directions about the 
>> task, I think I could give it a shot.
> Well, I've already gone ahead and converted our old linuxdoc formatted docs
> in the xorg-docs package to docbook for the singular reason that they
> wouldn't build on any Debian system released in the last three years (maybe
> more, I didn't look). Because docbook can be in either sgml or xml format,
> and the linuxdoc stuff was already in sgml, I just converted it to docbook
> sgml using the sgmltools program and the ld2db backend. What it spits out
> is pretty hideous though, so be prepared to do some clean up to make the
> markup look sane. There's a few more sgml files that can be put to this
> treatment (notably in the server) so feel free to attack those.

Would you mind describing in more detail how you proceeded with the 
I mean what steps you followed and the exact command lines, if you 
remember them.
That would be a good starting point.


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