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Re: Documentation and explanatory diagrams

From: Bruce Momjian <bruce(at)momjian(dot)us>
To: "Marc G(dot) Fournier" <scrappy(at)hub(dot)org>
Cc: Robert Haas <robertmhaas(at)gmail(dot)com>, Tom Lane <tgl(at)sss(dot)pgh(dot)pa(dot)us>, Alvaro Herrera <alvherre(at)commandprompt(dot)com>, Peter Eisentraut <peter_e(at)gmx(dot)net>, Rafael Martinez <r(dot)m(dot)guerrero(at)usit(dot)uio(dot)no>, pgsql-docs <pgsql-docs(at)postgresql(dot)org>
Subject: Re: Documentation and explanatory diagrams
Date: 2010-07-02 22:04:29
Message-ID: 201007022204.o62M4Tj29920@momjian.us (view raw or flat)
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Marc G. Fournier wrote:
> On Fri, 2 Jul 2010, Bruce Momjian wrote:
> 
> > Marc G. Fournier wrote:
> >> On Fri, 2 Jul 2010, Robert Haas wrote:
> >>
> >>> On Fri, Jul 2, 2010 at 5:28 PM, Bruce Momjian <bruce(at)momjian(dot)us> wrote:
> >>>> OK, everyone seems to like requiring dia.
> >>>
> >>> I don't like it a bit.  It's hard enough for people to build the docs as
> >>> it is.
> >>
> >> Why should anyone build the docs?  Its part of the tarball process, so the
> >> only ppl that should be doing it are those coming from CVS, no ... ?
> >
> > People often built them to verify the SGML markup and to view the
> > content/markup before submitting a doc patch.
> 
> Good point ... so, part of the Makefile should be modified for a flag to 
> disable dia build?  "make NO_DIA=yes" ?  Or, maybe have it default to NO 
> and for the tarball build, I'd modify the script for building it?

I am afraid if we don't enable dia by default then we will end up with
production documentation without images.  I think we have to default dia
to on, and give a reasonable error when it doesn't exist, and mention
how to turn it off.

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