Planning an overall direction for LFS

David Jensen david567 at
Fri Feb 29 10:38:10 PST 2008

Bryan Kadzban wrote:
> On Fri, Feb 29, 2008 at 03:31:28PM +0000, dennisjperkins at wrote:
>> I would like to see UTF-8 in LFS.
> I thought it was?  Or at least, I thought LFS was UTF-8-ready.  (I don't
> think we want to enforce UTF-8 on everyone, though.)
>> I'm not sure I like using XML for building packages.  I prefer reading
>> scripts.  However, I do see some benefits and I am not opposed to it.
> With a perfect setup, the XML could produce some scripts that you could
> read.  In fact, I bet this is what several of the *alfs projects do (or
> did, or can do).  ;-)
> Of course, hacking on the scripts and then trying to merge the results
> back into the XML might be painful...
I would rather see the scripts in a much simpler form.  For display, XML 
probably could be generated with an 'asciidoc' filter, but such scripts 
don't need formatting anyway.  I don't believe XML is intended to be 
hand written.

Dave Jensen

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