Using svnbook tools and stylesheets for another project?

Ben Collins-Sussman sussman at
Tue Feb 3 09:59:48 CST 2009

On Mon, Feb 2, 2009 at 8:28 PM, Leif Madsen
<leif.madsen at> wrote:
> Hi all!
> This is my first posting to the list, so hopefully I'm not asking a question
> that has been answered a whole bunch.
> I'm one of the co-authors of the Asterisk book published by O'Reilly, and
> I'm interested in utilizing the infrastructure you guys have built to
> publish our book on a website so we can have better user participation from
> the community, and get updated documentation out to users faster.
> Of course, our book is also released under a Creative Commons license. We
> also write in DocBook and utilize subversion for version control of the
> text. So it seems we're pretty much in line with how the subversion book is
> written (from what I can tell anyways).
> I'm wondering what the process is for utilizing the infrastructure you've
> built, whether it makes sense to use it outside of the subversion book, and
> whether that is a request that has been made before, and is generally an OK
> thing to do?

You should absolutely use our process, I promise it's not patented or
anything.  :-)

The instructions are right in our svn source tree:

I recommend you checkout the trunk/ directory of our repository, and
try building the svnbook yourself using those instructions.  If you
have problems, ask us questions.  Copy whatever tools and processes
you wish.

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