You can ftp it the DocBook RPMs from ftp://sourceware.org/pub/docbook-tools/.
docbook-tools is free software. The parts by Cygnus and Mark Galassi are distributed under the terms of the GNU General Public License. Other parts are distributed according to their individual license agreements.
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docbook-tools is a collection of all the free software tools you need to work on and format DocBook documents. RPMs are provided for those using RedHat Linux; the sourceware are all conveniently available from a single place if you're using some other OS.
For those curious about DocBook, it is an SGML (or XML) DTD for writing technical manuals that cover hardware or software. It provides a standardized set of tags for all the kinds of things you need when you're writing software documentation and such things.
There is no separate documentation for the docbook-tools per se, but Mark Galassi has written a nice tutorial/introduction to writing in DocBook.
You may also want to look at the DocBook home page for further information.
You can also check out the very latest version via anonymous cvs. Here's how:
cvs -d :pserver:firstname.lastname@example.org:/cvs/docbook-tools login (password is ``anoncvs'') cvs -d :pserver:email@example.com:/cvs/docbook-tools checkout docbook-toolsOnce you have it checked out, you can update it with cvs update.
You can also view the cvs archive via cvsweb.
We have web archives for two related mailing lists which are not hosted on sourceware.org: The DocBook mailing list and the DSSSList.
If you have a problem, or have found a bug, please send a note to firstname.lastname@example.org.
This page last modified 2002-03-07 by email@example.com.