On Mon, Sep 22, 2014 at 07:58:18PM +0200, Ulf-D. Ehlert wrote:
> On Sun, Sep 21, 2014 at 03:18:14AM +0200, Marco Ciampa wrote:
> > Since I want to understand a bit more about the gimp build sistem
> > I am trying to do the things by hand.
> > I do not know automake/autotool so I do not really know how html, for
> > instance, files are created.
> > I copied all xml dir outside gimp tree dir and tried to build html by
> > hand and failed miserably.
> > I do not know docbook-xml either and I now know I was a bit "naive"
> > thinking that a mere
> > docbook2html it/gimp.xml
> > will suffice.
> > Can anyone help me understand? What I am missing?
> A simple way to see what's happening is
> make --dry-run <what_ever> | less
Many thanks! Without your hint I would never thought that --dry-run could
printout the commands (a quick look at the manual page confirmed it but
--- who read the manuals anyway? ;-)
> So in the gimp-help directory try e.g.
> make --dry-run html-en | less
> to see how the English html manual is built, while
> make --dry-run html-it | less
> will show you how to build a translated manual.
Done, very instructive!
> You will see that the main tool is "xsltproc"; I don't know
> "docbook2html" and can't tell you if (and how) it can be used to
> create html.
xsltproc will suffice, thanks...
a quick look at che stylesheets included ... what a nightmare!
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