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Re: Re: Generating HISTORY file

From: Bruce Momjian <pgman(at)candle(dot)pha(dot)pa(dot)us>
To: Peter Eisentraut <peter_e(at)gmx(dot)net>
Cc: PostgreSQL-documentation <pgsql-docs(at)postgresql(dot)org>
Subject: Re: Re: Generating HISTORY file
Date: 2000-12-20 03:20:35
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> Bruce Momjian writes:
> > Peter, I thought I saw a recent CVS commit from you stating that you now
> > can generate the HISTORY file from the SGML source.  Have you tested it?
> Yes.
> > Is it being done automatically?
> No.
> It's basically a semi-simplified way of creating an HTML page with the
> release notes and saving it with Netscape.  It was more or less a
> by-product of automating the INSTALL build.  It's still nothing to get
> excited about as you would still have to manually polish the resulting
> text file in some ways.
> If you want to try it out run gmake HISTORY in doc/src/sgml.  I've also
> tried lynx and w3m for HTML to text conversions but their results where
> inferior in several ways.

OK, same old way I did it long ago.

> > Also, I would like to get the release dates into the HISTORY file.  Do
> > you know an easy way to do that?
> I can't think of anything more particular than just writing it in there
> somewhere.

I have it in the SGML.  I just need it transfered into the HISTORY file.

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