Hi,

Thanks for filing this bug.  At DEBCONF17, we discussed this on debian
documentation BoF and Debian policy BoF.  Almost every one agreed pushing
deprecation.  Also, once converted to XML, pandoc can be used to convert the
source to RST which is more friendly to human typing and proof reading.

Transition of policy related files shall be the good bench mark.

Aim to remove buster+1 !

On Sat, Aug 05, 2017 at 04:23:04PM +0200, Guillem Jover wrote:
> Source: debiandoc-sgml
> Source-Version: 1.2.32-1
> Severity: wishlist
> 
> Hi Osamu!
> 
> Given that Debian policy is using now DocBook, and you mentioned that
> being the main blocker. And that we are at the start of the release
> cycle, it would now probably be a very good time to declare this
> package obsolete, create bugs for packages still using it, and start
> the process to try to remove it. Otherwise if this is not announced
> explicitly, I'm afraid people will not we aware of the current
> situation and the package will linger for a long time. What do you think?
> 
> The current list of packages Build-Depend'ing on it are:

I will mark my thought as below:

0   I will not bother.  These can be dropped with debiasdoc-sgml :-)
*   I will place my priority on its XML conversion
?   I need to check if it require my attention.

>   backup-manager
>   cli-common
>   dbconfig-common
*   debian-faq
*   debian-history
?   debian-installer (I think it is already XML)
0   debiandoc-sgml-doc
0   debiandoc-sgml-doc-pt-br
?   dh-kpatches
*   doc-base (databese policy etc. ??? Will check)
?   doc-debian-fr
>   focalinux
>   gap
?   harden-doc (If javi asks.)
*   java-policy
>   junior-doc
>   libnss-pgsql
>   menu
?   python-defaults
?   python3-defaults
0   sgml-base-doc
>   tcltk-defaults
?   tex-common
>   userv

Osamu

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