Help with help

Geert Janssens janssens-geert at
Sat Oct 19 04:25:37 EDT 2013


I have not tried your solution yet, but if you don't get any feedback 
just add your solution to the wiki as is. You can add a note that it may 
be incomplete because your cygwin installation was already mature. 
Others can improve it afterwards.

It doesn't have to be perfect from the beginning. A wiki is meant to be 
edited and improved and I prefer to have an almost solution in there 
over the current statement that there is no way to do this at all.


On Wednesday 16 October 2013 12:33:52 Wm Tarr wrote:
> At
> guide_and.2For_help_files it says
> ===
> If you want to edit the files on /Windows/ or /MacOSX/, we don't know
> yet a good software tool that can process the DocBook files so that
> you can see the final document. Please add your comments here if you
> have a better solution.
> ===
> My solution was to use cygwin.  GeertJ asked me to add some words to
> the Wiki which I will happily do.  My problem is that my cygwin
> installation is mature and I'd prefer to add instructions that worked
> for someone approaching this clean rather than have someone try it
> and fail because I presumed something was already there.
> My request is that someone attempts to follow the instructions below
> and points out anything that doesn't work.
> ===
> Get cygwin by going to
> and pressing the link for the setup-*.exe file suited to your system.
> save it, virus scan it, etc. as you see fit then run it.
> type "libxslt" into the search box
> ===
> this is where I become unsure about what is needed vs what I already
> have.  I *think* the correct choice is
> ===
> expand Libs and press Skip so that it shows a version for all 3 GNOME
> XSLT Library options, you want the most recent which it will offer by
> default.
> cygwin will work out the dependencies
> click next at the bottom rhs and let cygwin do its stuff.
> When it is done fire up cygwin and do stuff as per the *nix
> instructions ===
> I've almost certainly left something out because of what I already
> have which is why I'd like someone to try it out and tell me where
> they get stuck.

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