[Build-common-hackers] Bug#649151: Bug#649151: found 649151 in 0.4.93

Jonas Smedegaard dr at jones.dk
Sat Mar 3 12:28:11 UTC 2012

On 12-03-03 at 10:48am, Jonathan Wiltshire wrote:
> This bug originates from a commit [1], I could not find any
> mentioned reason for it.
> 1: http://anonscm.debian.org/gitweb/?p=collab-maint/cdbs.git;a=commit;h=6b0828d3925098f6f0baf83cc798413066f544df

Thanks for poking at this!

Official CDBS documentation was quite outdated, and unofficial 
documentation was getting behind too.

When then (at sprint in Cambridge last spring) it came to my attention 
that compilation of the documentation as part of the main package caused 
a circular build-dependency (due to ghostscript using CDBS, and doctools 
using Ghostscript), I dropped it.

Latest discussion about the issue is here: 

I am main developer of CDBS these days, and I am lousy at doing 
documentation in general.  I therefore want it to at least be easy to 
do, and to me docbook is not easy.

My idea is to...

 1. Convert the official documentation to (Pandoc flavor of) Markdown
 2. Convert and merge in the unofficial documentation
 3. Convert translations of unofficial documentation using po4a
 4. Update with recent changes to CDBS
 5. Release as a separate cdbs-doc source package

I don't know how fast this can be done.  I disagree about the severity 
of this bugreport, just annoyed by the bug-pingpong.  I may downgrade it 
if it stalls too much other more important changes from entering 

 - Jonas

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