From firstname.lastname@example.org Sun Sep 27 14:06:32 1998 To: email@example.com Subject: PLUG: Jade 1.2 and DSSSL-related software available in Debian From: firstname.lastname@example.org (Adam P. Harris) Date: 27 Sep 1998 14:53:16 -0400
This is to announce that Jade 1.2 and other integrated DSSSL and SGML related packages are now available for Debian. I just uploaded the new jade 1.2; that packages should propogate into the Debian Slink (2.1) archive over the next day or so.
libsp, libgrove, libspgrove, and libstyle available as shared and static libraries (jade is now under 400k!)
all compiled with egcs' g++, and libstdc++2.9
SGML catalog integration (no need to manually register SGML Public Identifiers)
docbook (v3.0) and docbook-stylesheets (v1.3) available
other DSSSL or SGML related packages available: dsc, sgml-tools, expat, psgml, sdc, jadetex (new version will be available shortly), etc.
Both myself and other Debian developers have been trying hard to make Debian the premier platform for Linux-based (and soon, hurd-based) SGML and DSSSL development. We believe that Debian's open model of participation and our committment to system quality (as reflected in the Debian Policy) put us head-and-shoulders above any other Free systems out there. For more information on Debian see http://www.debian.org/.
If anyone is just curious in how to robustly compile jade for linux, I also invite them to inspect my patches, which are always available at http://www.debian.org/Packages/unstable/text/jade.html. Note that URL will take a day or so to come into sync with the version I uploaded last night.
If anyone has comments on other free SGML-based packages which they'd like to see in Debian, or questions about what Debian is all about, please feel free to email me directly.
.....A. P. Harris...apharris@onShore.com...<URL:http://www.onShore.com/>
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