>>>> "sb" == SL Baur <steve(a)xemacs.org>
sb> Adrian Aichner <aichner(a)ecf.teradyne.com> writes:
> Hello texi-perts!
> Seems like the info manuals can almost be produced by xemacs
> hence removing the requirement for the makeinfo program, provided the
> man/ Makefiles get adjusted or the step is performed manual (see
> interactive function `makeinfo-file' atend.
sb> Using makeinfo is a feature not a bug.
I didn't call it a bug and I don't think it is. Do you have pointers
to get makeinfo running under Windows NT? I started with
texinfo-3.11, which requires autoconf, automake autoheader, ...
Being able to generate the info files with XEmacs would be a nicer
alternative to have, I think.
sb> The texinfo files are not intended to be formatted by the end user.
By `formatted' you mean converted to info format from the texti
sb> Formatting documents with multibyte characters with XEmacs/Mule was
sb> done out of expediency (I still have no capability for dealing with
sb> TeX documents with multibyte characters outside of XEmacs/Mule).
Oh, so I couldn't use `batch-texinfo-format' for a configuration
sb> Formatting with the editor instead of makeinfo is much slower.
Yes, but who cares?
sb> The info files are provided in a standard tarball so there isn't a
sb> need to work around the possible absence of makeinfo.
Maybe it's one of those features I'm the only one to appreciate :-)
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