Hi Bapt & current@ > I think keeping a fully functionnal roff(7) toolchain part of the > base system is very good on a unix.
Yes, Unix has always also been a tool to get jobs done (aka PWB), as well as merely recompile more Unix. Ditto FreeBSD. > From what I could check I cannot find any regression when migrating from gnu > groff to heirloom doctools, if there is a particular area when you think extra > care is needed please share it. > > Heirloom doctools: https://github.com/n-t-roff/heirloom-doctools Regression tests that use public BSD source & data to build more BSD are a good start, but just a start, insufficient to discover all problems. There's non public user data sets to consider. Many users won't read current@, just announce@, so before removal hits a Release, we need a one Release warning, ie "This is the last Release before old functionality goes. Assume lots of user data will Not be compatible with heirloom-doctools & users wont know to start checking their data, until they see an announcement in the next Release. We'll need a copy of same version of existing tools, macros etc, copied out unchanged to a port or meta port so users affected have a lifeboat. User data Will break: (My groff usage frequently broke when groff changed: I use groff for CV, business card, letters, invoices, & personal, with embedded pics, scaled & offset figures, tables, fonts, sizes, & ouput in all of txt ps pdf pcl & html output.) Unfortnately I have'nt time to help test with my data as FreeBSD already eats too much time, shoving bind from src to ports (+planning to dump bind & move on) + ripping majordomo & acroread out of ports, all of which I need & must restore before upgrading servers & workstations. Changes would need maximal warning & minimum disruption please. Cheers, Julian -- Julian Stacey, BSD Linux Unix C Sys Eng Consultant Munich http://berklix.com Indent previous with "> ". Reply Below as a play script. Send plain text, Not quoted-printable, HTML, or base64. _______________________________________________ email@example.com mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-current To unsubscribe, send any mail to "freebsd-current-unsubscr...@freebsd.org"