[xml/sgml-pkgs] Bug#249290: docbook-utils: allow opensp instead of sp dependency

Neil Roeth Neil Roeth <neil@debian.org>, 249290@bugs.debian.org
Mon, 17 May 2004 07:02:26 -0400

I maintain both sp and opensp - I don't know of any reason not to depend on
opensp, other than that you'd have to handle the slight name changes in the
commands.  AFAICT, the main reason sp/jade is still around is that opensp is a
lot slower than sp.  I've identified why, but I am not sure how to fix it, and
no one on the openjade list has offered a solution, either.

On May 16, Ardo van Rangelrooij (ardo@debian.org) wrote:
 > Hi,
 > Let me look into this.  I don't see any reason yet why this would not work,
 > but let me find out.  One issue to be solved is to find out which one is
 > available at run time.
 > Thanks,
 > Ardo
 > Frank Hess (fmhess@users.sourceforge.net) wrote:
 > > Package: docbook-utils
 > > Version: 0.6.13-5
 > > Severity: wishlist
 > > 
 > > Is it possible to make docbook-utils depend on opensp | sp, instead of
 > > requiring sp?  Or maybe just changing entirely from sp to opensp, since
 > > my understanding is that openjade/opensp are better maintained these
 > > days than jade/sp.
 > -- 
 > Ardo van Rangelrooij                                     Debian XML/SGML Group
 > <ardo@debian.org>              <debian-xml-sgml-devel@lists.alioth.debian.org>
 > http://people.debian.org/~ardo/      http://debian-xml-sgml.alioth.debian.org/

Neil Roeth