[FFmpeg-devel] [PATCH 0/8] [WIP] doc/texi2pod: merge changes from GCC upstream

Timothy Gu timothygu99 at gmail.com
Thu Jan 23 19:06:52 CET 2014

On Thu, Jan 23, 2014 at 7:42 AM, Stefano Sabatini <stefasab at gmail.com> wrote:
> 2. the current conversion chain texi->POD->MAN is a kludge, it would
> be much better to rely on a more generic framework rather than have
> different tools for different outputs. pandoc would be a solution (but
> doesn't support texi->MAN and relies on Haskell, which is a somehow
> strong requirement), and the current texi2any (successor of texi2html)
> doesn't support POD/MAN output.

Texinfo is really hostile towards MAN, so we cannot count on them to
create an official MAN output.

On the Libav's side, they planned to switch doc toolchain, and
kramdown (markdown) seemed to be a good alternative with nice MAN and
HTML output. But the process of texi2md is not trivial at all.

Pandoc only supports outputing texinfo.


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