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Re: getting started (false start 1 of ?)



On Wed, 2005-04-20 at 20:20 +0530, Rahul Sundaram wrote:
> Hi
> 
> >The tool I use is jEdit from http://www.jedit.org because it doesn't
> >need all that finicky setup and DTD rebuilding that emacs does; it
> >just works out-of-the-box.  You still get syntax coloring, tag
> >completion, a context-sensitive tag display, and even spell checking
> >for your XML document.
> 
> Anyone tried compiling this with GCJ. If that works it can pushed into 
> Fedora Extras.  The Free Java stack seems to be maturing now

I looked at both jEdit and Conglomerate this morning for the first time.
Initial impressions are that both are very full featured.  IMHO
Conglomerate has the edge for a few reasons:

1. Much smaller set of requirements (check "rpm -qR")
2. More adherent to the set of common Fedora HIG (less cluttered
interface)
3. Conglomerate is more of a WYSIWYM (*M="Mean") tool

Conglomerate doesn't fix the PDF toolchain problem yet, but that's a
separate issue.  It also uses the 4.1.2 DocBook/XML DTD by default, but
that may be a very minor issue -- and if not, adding 4.2 functionality
may make it such.  It's plugin-extensible just as jEdit is, so that may
change Some Day.  I'm not against jEdit in the least; it looks
fantastic.  It's not a tool, though, for people who aren't into writing
code.  Let's keep in mind that if we're trying to simplify life, that
doesn't mean changing one learning curve for another similar one.

By all means, if someone wants to write pieces for the Documentation
Guide for either of these tools, please do so.  As we mentioned in the
FDSCo meeting, the idea is to lower as many barriers as possible.

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Paul W. Frields, RHCE                          http://paul.frields.org/
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