Using elvis?

Dave Pawson davep at
Sat Jul 31 07:22:56 UTC 2004

On Fri, 2004-07-30 at 23:03, Paul W. Frields wrote:

> Having said that, because the DocBook tools are so easy, it's *FAR* more
> efficient to use them while writing than for someone else to come in
> after the fact and do markup.

I found them quite daunting to get installed and set up. I don't think
they are straightforward.
 Emacs has a huge learning curve. Emacs plus psgml another step.
Add xml into that and I see why it stops some people.

I agree with the rationale for using it though.

> I am personally in favor of a little less worry about "when is everyone
> else going to join in?" If we actually publish some useful documents,
> that is when people will see what it is we are about, and how some
> community members' accepted work looks. Then they can easily assess
> whether they can provide similar material, and jump in too.


regards DaveP

Regards DaveP.
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