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Re: Including OS Version information on DocBook elements
Jeroen Ruigrok/Asmodai writes:
> Did I sound confused enough? ;)
> How will we make sure the version get their relevant info to make those
> decisions about what to include or not?
> Nik's solution involved a Makefile system with scripts. With the above
> I reckon you want to integrate it into DSSSL or relevant tools?
I don't think my suggestion had anything at all to do with tools.
Whether someone wants to do the DSSSL/XSL footwork to implement this
sort of versioning or use a Python script is entirely up to them. The
notion of "current version" and version ranges just seems much more
general than only interesting for operating systems. If I build a
large piece of software (say, a programming language), I might want to
be able to maintain the documentation for multiple versions. Some
text may apply to version <= X, and other text to version > X, but
other changes are simply to fix typos or other errors, and are not
version specific in any way. If I can then regenerate the formatted
documentation for, say, the last three versions, that would certainly
be useful for users who aren't upgrading for whatever reason.
Fred L. Drake, Jr. <fdrake at acm.org>
Corporation for National Research Initiatives