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On Wed, 2003-11-19 at 10:16, Ari.Nordstrom@sorman.com wrote:
> Simon St. Laurent wrote...
> > We do accept a subset of DocBook, but it also depends on the author's
> > preference (of course), the editor's preference (some folks 
> > aren't fond
> > of XML), and the series (Missing Manuals and Hacks so far are Word
> > only.)
> Just out of curiosity: Does O'Reilly (still?) accept TeX as input format? And what about LaTeX? I tend to use Linux as much as I can but there's (IMHO) no good XML editor available for it, so I use LyX for most of my (Linux-based) writing.
> And while we're discussing the topic, does anyone know if there's a decent XML editor available for Linux (and I don't mean emacs)?

It's probably too early to describe it as even half-decent but I've been
working on a XML editor called Conglomerate (www.conglomerate.org) which
might eventually become what you're after.  

Our aim is to create something that end-users can use for DocBook
editing.  It should support all well-formed XML, and tries to ensure
validity as you edit.  It's got more of a "structural" than a WYSIWYG
GUI.  Screenshots available here:

Unfortunately it's currently too buggy and slow for real use - offers of
help (and indeed employment) are welcome!.   It's open source, licensed
under the GPL, and should be build-able without excessive pain on any
relatively up-to-date Linux/Unix system, and possibly (with some pain)
on Mac OS X and Windows.

> > I suspect that if there were a WYSIWYG DocBook editor with revision
> > marks, my co-workers would be happier about XML.  From my perspective,
> > Topologi's Markup Editor is quite beautifully sufficient.  (It was a
> > tremendous help during the editing of our upcoming RELAX NG book.)
> Your upcoming RELAX NG book? When?
> > I'd guess that slightly under half the books I've edited were 
> > submitted
> > in XML.  Sadly, all of the books I've written are in Word.
> This _is_ sad. I'd rather go with FrameMaker than touch Word. It gives me the creeps.
> Best,
> /Ari Nordström
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