[Bug 1973] Convert from texi2www to texi2html

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Tue Dec 6 15:04:15 UTC 2011


--- Comment #12 from Joel Sherrill <joel.sherrill at oarcorp.com> 2011-12-06 09:04:14 CST ---
(In reply to comment #11)
> (In reply to comment #10)
> > (In reply to comment #7)
> > > (In reply to comment #3)
> > > > How that? None of the standard autoconf nor automake macros utilize texi2html,
> > > > as can be shown by a brute force grep:
> > > 
> > > OK, now I see what you did. You replaced one non-standard tool (texi2www) with
> > > another one (texi2html)
> > 
> > It is non-GNU but included in the Fedora and CentOS repositories.
> This doesn't mean anything ... it's nothing but an arbitrary tool from an
> arbitray source, like many 1000s others.
> What makes texi2html a bad choice is it being closely connected to TeX.
> >  It is
> > certainly way more standard than texi2www.
> Agreed ... texi2www was dead as a package can bee.

And you and I had hacked on texi2www to add commands that texi2html already

The entire situation is just not ideal. We were on a dead tool. texi2html is
not a perfect choice but it is the functional baseline the "target tool" of
texi2any will have.

This is a journey not a single step. 

> > We were just the last user on texi2www and needed to jump. 
> I know, no disagreement ... we one of the very few exots who using texinfo at
> all ;)

It predates the texinfo maintainer.. LOL

> > Unfortunately, we
> > hit a window where texi2html is merging into texinfo and transforming into
> > texi2any.
> We will see where this ends ... for now this is an "unlaid egg" as we say in
> German - I think we should switch to using "makeinfo --html".

When this is committed, I will check makeinfo for its html output and impact on
source files 

> BTW: I think, I wasn't clear enough, I am OK with you applying your patch to
> CVS.

I will.. with your changes.. and check that it builds and installs both in and
outside tree.

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