Future of LFS

Alexander E. Patrakov patrakov at gmail.com
Sun May 18 20:52:42 PDT 2008


Bruce Dubbs wrote:
> The XML is used for generating the book in chunked and non-chunked versions, 
> populating and verifying completeness of the patch directory, generating a wget 
> list, generating pdf, and checking for the completeness of files on anduin.
> 
> It is *much* more flexible than a wiki.  A wiki is wysiayg -- What you see is 
> all you get.

Yes, that's the point, and you describe the purpose of the _current_ XML in the 
book precisely.

The problem with Jeremy's approach is that his XML is different and unsuitable 
for PDF generation, and the rest of the tasks can be done with a simpler 
Wiki-like syntax once one writes additional parsers.

-- 
Alexander E. Patrakov



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