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From: "Randall S. Becker" <rsbecker@nexbridge.com>
To: "'brian m. carlson'" <sandals@crustytoothpaste.net>
Cc: "'Bagas Sanjaya'" <bagasdotme@gmail.com>,
	"'Git Users'" <git@vger.kernel.org>
Subject: RE: [RFC suggestion] Generate manpage directly with Asciidoctor
Date: Fri, 7 May 2021 21:42:46 -0400	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <013c01d743ab$7577c0d0$60674270$@nexbridge.com> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <YJXF3oq4n/NFJSx3@camp.crustytoothpaste.net>

On May 7, 2021 6:58 PM, brian m. carlson wrote:
>Subject: Re: [RFC suggestion] Generate manpage directly with Asciidoctor
>
>On 2021-05-07 at 12:02:13, Randall S. Becker wrote:
>> On May 7, 2021 2:07 AM, Bagas Sanjaya wrote:
>> >To: Git Users <git@vger.kernel.org>
>> >Subject: [RFC suggestion] Generate manpage directly with Asciidoctor
>> >Asciidoctor has support for directly generating manpage, see [1].
>> >
>> >We support using Asciidoctor as drop-in replacement for original
>> >Asciidoc, but currently we need to use xmlto together with
>> >Asciidoc(tor) to produce manpages. However, most users don't inclined
>> >to install xmlto toolchain, partly because they had to download more
>> >than 300 MB of data just to install xmlto and its dependencies (including
>dblatex and texlive).
>> >
>> >So completely migrating to Asciidoctor can eliminate xmlto
>> >requirement for generating manpage.
>> >
>> >What do you think about above?
>>
>> Our toolchain does not support asciidoctor itself because of porting issues. I
>am not sure it is available everywhere.
>
>I think Asciidoctor is pure Ruby, since it also uses JRuby and Opal to run in Java
>and JavaScript environments.  Ruby is relatively portable to most architectures
>and systems (for example, it runs on 16 Debian architectures).
>
>Is the problem in your case Ruby or is it Asciidoctor itself?  I'm happy to send
>portability patches to Asciidoctor if necessary, but I'm not sure I'm a good
>candidate to send patches to Ruby itself, especially for an OS I don't use.

In this case, Ruby is not 100% portable to all platforms. I have an old port, but the latest version is not portable because of unportable dependencies - not for a lack of a large amount of trying. So the assumption is not entirely workable. My only option is to take the pre-generated pages from the manpages repo.

-Randall


  reply	other threads:[~2021-05-08  1:43 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 38+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2021-05-07  6:06 Bagas Sanjaya
2021-05-07 12:02 ` Randall S. Becker
2021-05-07 22:55   ` Felipe Contreras
2021-05-07 22:57   ` brian m. carlson
2021-05-08  1:42     ` Randall S. Becker [this message]
2021-05-07 12:27 ` Đoàn Trần Công Danh
2021-05-07 12:47   ` Bagas Sanjaya
2021-05-07 23:03   ` Felipe Contreras
2021-05-08  4:27     ` Bagas Sanjaya
2021-05-07 20:25 ` brian m. carlson
2021-05-07 22:19   ` Jeff King
2021-05-08  4:22     ` Bagas Sanjaya
2021-05-09  8:20     ` Martin Ågren
2021-05-09 18:46       ` Felipe Contreras
2021-05-10 18:43         ` Martin Ågren
2021-05-10 22:24       ` Jeff King
2021-05-11  4:27         ` Felipe Contreras
2021-05-11  6:13           ` Jeff King
2021-05-11  8:03             ` Felipe Contreras
2021-05-11 12:44               ` Ævar Arnfjörð Bjarmason
2021-05-11 19:00                 ` Felipe Contreras
2021-05-11 19:09                   ` Jeff King
2021-05-11 20:22                     ` Felipe Contreras
2021-05-11 23:14           ` brian m. carlson
2021-05-12  1:44             ` Felipe Contreras
2021-05-11 18:45         ` Martin Ågren
2021-05-11 19:07           ` Jeff King
2021-05-11 19:11             ` Martin Ågren
2021-05-11 20:14             ` Felipe Contreras
2021-05-11  9:04       ` Jean-Noël Avila
2021-05-11 18:54         ` Martin Ågren
2021-05-07 23:35   ` Felipe Contreras
2021-05-07 23:57     ` brian m. carlson
2021-05-08  3:10       ` Jeff King
2021-05-08  3:23         ` Jeff King
2021-05-09  0:22         ` brian m. carlson
2021-05-09  8:29     ` Martin Ågren
2021-05-07 22:48 ` Felipe Contreras

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