Docs Development Workflow: Am I Barking Up The Right Tree?

John Ralls jralls at
Thu Feb 25 14:41:52 EST 2016

> On Feb 25, 2016, at 10:47 AM, David T. <sunfish62 at> wrote:
> John,
> The wiki page ( <>) gives different commands than these. Specifically, the commands for the docs are listed there as:
> cd docs/guide/C
> xmllint --valid --noout gnucash-guide.xml
> xsltproc -o ../../../output_html/ ../../xsl/general-customization.xsl gnucash-guide.xml
> cd docs/help/C
> xmllint --valid --noout gnucash-help.xml
> xsltproc -o ../../../output_html/ ../../xsl/general-customization.xsl gnucash-help.xml
> Perhaps you were crossing up the application compilation with the docs compilation?


Nope, those are the commands run respectively by make check and make. Using make is easier and less error-prone than typing in the commands by hand.

John Ralls

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