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Debian Touts Integrated SGML Environment

Mar 30, 1999, 10:16 (3 Talkback[s])

Debian Project
Debian Touts Integrated SGML Environment
March 30, 1999

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Debian's 2.1 distribution, now in release, features integrated SGML, XML, and DSSSL infrastructure and packages. Debian's innovative SGML subsystem positions Debian as a premier platform for SGML and XML developers, offering a complete working toolset for documenters and markup programmers with no manual setup required.


  • James Clark's jade 1.2.1 and SP suite version 1.3.3, enabling validation and formatting of SGML or XML <URL:http://www.jclark.com/jade/>.
  • SGMLOpen shared system catalog integration (no need to manually register SGML Public Identifiers or set with environment variables).
  • docbook (v3.0) and docbook-stylesheets (v1.13) available, providing an industry-standard markup convention <URL:http://www.ora.com/davenport/>
  • psgml, which in conjunction with Emacs19, Emacs20, XEmacs19, or XEmacs20, provides a profession SGML editing environment. <URL:http://www.lysator.liu.se/projects/about_psgml.html>
  • jadetex, combined with jade, facilitates the conversion of SGML to PostScript or PDF, for high quality printed output.
  • a host of other SGML, XML, and DSSSL software packages are available, including but not limited to sgml-tools, expat, sdc, perlsgml, sgmlspm, and dsc.

We believe that Debian's open model of participation and committment to system quality (as reflected in the Debian Policy <URL:http://www.debian.org/doc/debian-policy/>) puts Debian head-and-shoulders above other commercial or free systems. SGML integration efforts continue apace in the unstable distribution, including DocBook 3.1, DocBk XML, TEI, and more DTDs.

For more information on Debian see <URL:http://www.debian.org/>. For installation on how to obtain and install the stable release, see <URL:http://www.debian.org/releases/stable/>.

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