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From: "brian m. carlson" <sandals@crustytoothpaste.net>
To: "Martin Ågren" <martin.agren@gmail.com>
Cc: git@vger.kernel.org, Jeff King <peff@peff.net>
Subject: Re: [PATCH 0/6] Doc: drop support for docbook-xsl before 1.74
Date: Mon, 30 Mar 2020 10:46:05 +0000	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <20200330104605.GA6595@camp.crustytoothpaste.net> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <cover.1585486103.git.martin.agren@gmail.com>

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On 2020-03-29 at 13:18:04, Martin Ågren wrote:
> In the documentation Makefile and a few helper conf and xsl files, we
> carry various workarounds to make the docs build at all or to look
> better with older docbook-xsl versions. Let's see if we can't just drop
> that support. All of this seems to have been useful at one point, but I
> doubt that anyone needs this nowadays. This was also suggested in [1].
> 
> The final commit in this series bumps the minimum required version of
> docbook-xsl to 1.74.0, which is from June 2008. The whole series should
> be a no-op unless you're on an older release than that. That said, I've
> only tested this with the version that comes with my OS, 1.79.1.
> 
> After this series, user-manual.conf still refers to older docbook-xsl
> versions. The proper fix there might be to actually be a bit more
> aggressive and drop that hunk, making the rendered docs prettier.
> There's some history there, including mentions of texinfo, which is
> outside my comfort zone. I've got work in progress there, but I'd rather
> submit that separately from these "expected no-op" patches.

This seems sane to me and I'm all for dropping support for a
twelve-year-old version of the DocBook XSL stylesheets.  On the odd
chance that someone did need to download a newer version, this is a
dependency that's easy to set up and build.
-- 
brian m. carlson: Houston, Texas, US
OpenPGP: https://keybase.io/bk2204

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      parent reply	other threads:[~2020-03-30 10:46 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 16+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2020-03-29 13:18 Martin Ågren
2020-03-29 13:18 ` [PATCH 1/6] Doc: drop support for docbook-xsl before 1.71.1 Martin Ågren
2020-03-29 13:18 ` [PATCH 2/6] Doc: drop support for docbook-xsl before 1.72.0 Martin Ågren
2020-03-29 13:18 ` [PATCH 3/6] Doc: drop support for docbook-xsl before 1.73.0 Martin Ågren
2020-03-29 13:18 ` [PATCH 4/6] manpage-bold-literal.xsl: stop using git.docbook.backslash Martin Ågren
2020-03-29 13:18 ` [PATCH 5/6] manpage-normal.xsl: fold in manpage-base.xsl Martin Ågren
2020-03-29 13:18 ` [PATCH 6/6] INSTALL: drop support for docbook-xsl before 1.74 Martin Ågren
2020-03-30  9:26   ` Jeff King
2020-03-29 16:27 ` [PATCH 0/6] Doc: " Junio C Hamano
2020-03-30  9:45 ` Jeff King
2020-03-31 19:26   ` Martin Ågren
2020-04-01 10:17     ` Jeff King
2020-04-01 16:59       ` Junio C Hamano
2020-04-02  0:45       ` brian m. carlson
2020-04-02 16:48         ` Junio C Hamano
2020-03-30 10:46 ` brian m. carlson [this message]

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