Date: Mon, 09 Sep 2013 06:44:37 +0200 From: John Spencer <maillist-musl@...fooze.de> To: mtk.manpages@...il.com CC: John Spencer <maillist-musl@...fooze.de>, musl@...ts.openwall.com, Isaac <idunham@...abit.com>, Rob Landley <rob@...dley.net>, Felix Janda <felix.janda@...teo.de> Subject: Re: Re: status of POSIX man pages? On 09/08/2013 08:05 AM, Michael Kerrisk (man-pages) wrote: > On Fri, Sep 6, 2013 at 2:23 PM, John Spencer<maillist-musl@...fooze.de> wrote: >> On 07/26/2013 09:20 PM, Isaac wrote: >>> >>> On Tue, Jul 02, 2013 at 03:08:52AM +0200, Michael Kerrisk (man-pages) >>> wrote: >>>> >>>> As of a few days ago, the necessary permissions are granted. I do not >>>> yet have the source files (and so am unsure of the source format), but >>>> I expect that they will become available to us in the next couple of >>>> weeks. >>> >>> >>> I'm curious what the status of this is. Do you have the sources yet? >>> >> >> i am very interested in a status update as well. >> getting the posix 2008 manpages into my distro is a todo item since a long >> time >> https://github.com/rofl0r/sabotage/issues/34 > > A while back we got permission from the IEEE and The Open Group to use > the POSIX.1-2013 pages (==POSIX.1-2008 + Technical Corrigendum 1, > published 2013). > > However, the source text that has been provided to us needs massaging > in a number of ways before it can be published as a set of standalone > pages. Felix Janda kindly offered to take on that task, and has been > making very good progress. I expect that in a week or two, we'll have > a set of pages for public review (to see if there are any remaining > bugs in the "massaging process" that Felix or I did not spot). > that's very good news. btw, i am currently writing (or improving) a non-bloated man implementation: https://raw.github.com/rofl0r/hardcore-utils/master/man.c . in the process i noted that the posix manpages from 2003 make use of some groff features like the tbl preprocessor (a hideous hack to display html-like tables in a completely unidiomatic way), for example in man 1p printf. those features are not supported by any traditional *roff implementation, so i wonder if the next iteration of the posix manpages could stick to the basic nroff function set to improve compatibility... regards, --JS
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