[Buildroot] [PATCH 12/23 v5] docs/manual: last pass at removing hard-coded path in GENDOC_INNER

Yann E. MORIN yann.morin.1998 at free.fr
Tue Sep 23 17:21:06 UTC 2014

Thomas, All,

On 2014-09-22 21:38 +0200, Thomas De Schampheleire spake thusly:
> On Sun, Sep 14, 2014 at 1:07 PM, Yann E. MORIN <yann.morin.1998 at free.fr> wrote:
> > GENDOC_INNER still has one hard-coded path to the document's directory:
> > the asciidoc .conf files.
> In this patch you assume that the asciidoc configuration is
> document-specific,

Well, not really. The code already had:
    MANUAL_$(2)_ASCIIDOC_CONF = docs/$(1)/asciidoc-$(2).conf

so the location where the asciidoc-FORMAT.conf was already supposed to
be specific to one document.

This patch merely removes the assumption that the document is in a
sub-directory of docs:
    docs/$(1)/  -->  $(3)/   ($(3) is the directory of the document)

> but at least the current contents of
> asciidoc-text.conf are global IMO: they simply make sure that
> hyperlinks are represented in a sane way, and that images are not
> shown (text document only). These are settings that apply to all
> documents.

I agree. But then, where should we move it?

  - keep it in docs/manual/ ? That would imply it is specific to our

  - move it in docs/ ? But docs/ contains our website.

  - keep docs/manual, move the website to docs/website/ ? This way we
    could move the asciidoc*.conf into docs/ and is IMHO much cleaner
    than we have today.

> It can be useful to provide a mechanism for other documents to pass
> additional configuration files, but at this moment it is not strictly
> needed. I don't know if it makes sense to already provide a variable
> for that, or rather wait for a real use case to add it (KISS
> principle).

I already need that, and already implemented it, because I need this
asciidoc configuration:

    emphasizedwords=WORD1 WORD2

> Awaiting the outcome of this consideration, I did not yet review the
> patch in detail.

OK, here's what I suggest:

  - add a new variable for documents to pass an asccidoc.conf (done);
  - add a new variable for documents to pass a format-specific
  - keep the current asciidoc-text.conf where it is, and always use it.

Then, if we decide to move the website, I can come up with more patches
to do so, and move the global asciidoc*.conf files into docs/

Is that OK with you guys? Peter, that would have an impact on the server
to generate the nightly manual, so we need your input here.

Yann E. MORIN.

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