FreeBSD Handbook converted from LinuxDoc to DocBook SGML
Date: Mon, 5 Apr 1999 00:45:13 +0100 From: Nik Clayton <firstname.lastname@example.org> Subject: DAVENPORT: FreeBSD Handbook converted from LinuxDoc to DocBook
I'll skip the spiel about why SGML is a good thing, and how DocBook improves over LinuxDoc -- if you're on this list, you already know this.
It is with no small measure of pride that I can announce that the FreeBSD Handbook has now been completely converted from LinuxDoc to DocBook.
The FreeBSD Handbook is the main on-line user guide for FreeBSD. A volunteer effort, it comprises roughly 580 A4 pages of information, or 1.3MB of SGML source.
The conversion to DocBook has enabled automatic conversion to a number of formats, chief among them being HTML, RTF, PS, and PDF. The HTML version of the Handbook can be seen at:
while the other formats can be downloaded from:
My thanks to James Clark for Jade, Sebastian Rahtz for the JadeTeX macros, Norm Walsh for the stylesheets, and the members of this list who were ever ready to respond to my questions with helpful advice.
Prepared by Robin Cover for the The SGML/XML Web Page archive.