davep at dpawson.co.uk
Sat Jul 31 16:18:10 UTC 2004
On Sat, 2004-07-31 at 15:01, Paul W. Frields wrote:
> > I found them quite daunting to get installed and set up.
> > I agree with the rationale for using it though.
> Dave, you've just hit on something important. If getting the toolset
> installed or configured is a barrier, that means our "Documentation
> Guide" isn't doing its job, and should have some parts rewritten to make
> it easier to get your tools set up. Which part exactly gave you trouble?
My goal was dsssl for sgml to print (.doc rtf).
1. Learn Scheme
2. Learn SGML
3. Learn emacs (only free editor)
Then I started to make progress...
4. Learn about catalogs.
Now I rarely switch a computer on without having emacs open!
I'll find some more docbook setup docs. Trouble is, they teach you how
to use docbook, not necessarily the setup on Fedora.
> Any time someone gets "stopped at the gate," so to speak, that's a
> warning sign that we're suffering from an unnecessary barrier to entry.
> Here's an example, not necessarily relevant to your particular
> problem(s): Suppose a would-be author didn't know, and couldn't figure
> out, that the "Authoring and Publishing" package group must be
Any reason they should?
Its only when yum updates something called foobar that I get any
inclination that I have an app called foobar on my machine.
Where am I supposed to pluck 'authoring and publishing' from?
Its a bit catch 22. If you know what you want, its easy enough
No idea just how to start with such a solution.
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