Tools for the HTML manuals

Richard Wackerbarth
Fri, 28 Jul 2000 05:13:55 -0500

On Fri, 28 Jul 2000, Robert Graham Merkel wrote:

>  > - If only SGML, then that forces anyone that gets a CVS archive
>  > to add yet another component to those that they install.
> And the people who will scream most loudly are those who are trying to
> build gnucash on anything other than Linux or *BSD, as they will
> probably have to build those components themselves.
> While I would prefer to have only SGML in the source tree, I suspect
> we may have to live with both.

I think that it is a mistake to have ANY derived files in the master CVS tree.
Each derived file should be represented only by the files that are needed to 
generate it.

That said, I have no problem with the idea of providing a second CVS-style 
tree of derived files for the benefit of those who do not wish to run the 
full generation themselves.

In a sense, this is analogous to providing precompiled binaries. We provide 
them, but do not store them in the master tree.