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Revision 1.111, Mon Apr 4 21:07:20 2011 UTC (11 years, 2 months ago) by kristaps
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CVS Tags: VERSION_1_11_1
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Version up to 1.11.1: here we go!

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						<B>mdocml</B> &#8211; mdoc macro compiler
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					<H1>
					<A NAME="description">DESCRIPTION</A>
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					<P>
					<SPAN CLASS="nm">mdocml</SPAN> is a suite of tools compiling <Q>-<A HREF="mdoc.7.html">mdoc</A></Q>, the
					roff macro package of choice for BSD manual pages, and <Q>-<A HREF="man.7.html">man</A></Q>, the
					predominant historical package for UNIX manuals.  The mission of <SPAN CLASS="nm">mdocml</SPAN> is to
					deprecate <A HREF="http://www.gnu.org/software/groff/" CLASS="external">groff</A>, the GNU troff
					implementation, for displaying -mdoc pages whilst providing token support for -man.
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					<P>
					Why?  groff amounts to over 5 MB of source code, most of which is C++ and all of which is GPL.  It runs
					slowly, produces uncertain output, and varies in operation from system to system.  mdocml strives to fix
					this (respectively small, C, <A CLASS="external"
					HREF="http://www.isc.org/software/license">ISC</A>-licensed, fast and regular).
					</P>

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					<SPAN CLASS="nm">mdocml</SPAN> consists of the <A HREF="mandoc.3.html">libmandoc</A> validating
					compiler and <A HREF="mandoc.1.html">mandoc</A>, which interfaces with the compiler library to format
					output for UNIX terminals, XHTML, HTML, PostScript, and PDF.  It is a <A CLASS="external"
					HREF="http://bsd.lv/">BSD.lv</A> project.  
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					<I>Disambiguation</I>: <SPAN CLASS="nm">mdocml</SPAN> is often referred to by its installed binary,
					<Q>mandoc</Q>.
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					<A NAME="sources">SOURCES</A>
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					<SPAN CLASS="nm">mdocml</SPAN> is in plain-old ANSI C and should build and run on any UNIX system.
					The most current version is <SPAN CLASS="attn">@VERSION@</SPAN>, dated <SPAN class="attn">@VDATE@</SPAN>.
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					Current
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							<TD>Source archive</TD>
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							<A HREF="/snapshots/mdocml.tar.gz">/snapshots/mdocml.tar.gz</A> 
							(<A HREF="/snapshots/mdocml.md5">md5</A>)
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							<TD>Online source</TD>
							<TD>
							<A HREF="http://mdocml.bsd.lv/cgi-bin/cvsweb/?cvsroot=mdocml">cvsweb</A>
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					Downstream
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							<TD>DragonFly BSD</TD>
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							<A HREF="http://gitweb.dragonflybsd.org/dragonfly.git/tree/HEAD:/usr.bin/mandoc"
								CLASS="external">usr.bin/mandoc</A>
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							<TD>FreeBSD</TD>
							<TD>
							<A HREF="http://www.freebsd.org/cgi/cvsweb.cgi/ports/textproc/mdocml/" 
								CLASS="external">ports/textproc/mdocml</A>
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							<TD>NetBSD</TD>
							<TD>
							<A HREF="http://cvsweb.netbsd.org/bsdweb.cgi/src/external/bsd/mdocml/"
								CLASS="external">src/external/bsd/mdocml</A>
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							<TD>OpenBSD</TD>
							<TD>
							<A HREF="http://www.openbsd.org/cgi-bin/cvsweb/src/usr.bin/mandoc/"
								CLASS="external">src/usr.bin/mandoc</A> 
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					<H2>
					Historical
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							<TD>Source archive</TD>
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							<A HREF="/snapshots/">/snapshots/</A> 
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					<H1>
					<A NAME="documentation">DOCUMENTATION</A>
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					<P>
						These manuals are generated automatically and refer to the current snapshot.
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							<TD VALIGN="top"><A HREF="mandoc.1.html">mandoc(1)</A></TD>
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								format and display UNIX manuals
								<SPAN STYLE="font-size: smaller;">
									(<A HREF="mandoc.1.txt">text</A> | 
									<A HREF="mandoc.1.xhtml">xhtml</A> |
									<A HREF="mandoc.1.pdf">pdf</A> |
									<A HREF="mandoc.1.ps">postscript</A>)
								</SPAN>
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							<TD VALIGN="top"><A HREF="mandoc.3.html">mandoc(3)</A></TD>
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								mandoc macro compiler library
								<SPAN STYLE="font-size: smaller;">
									(<A HREF="mandoc.3.txt">text</A> | 
									<A HREF="mandoc.3.xhtml">xhtml</A> |
									<A HREF="mandoc.3.pdf">pdf</A> |
									<A HREF="mandoc.3.ps">postscript</A>)
								</SPAN>
							</TD>
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							<TD VALIGN="top"><A HREF="man.7.html">man(7)</A></TD>
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								man language reference
								<SPAN STYLE="font-size: smaller;">
									(<A HREF="man.7.txt">text</A> | 
									<A HREF="man.7.xhtml">xhtml</A> |
									<A HREF="man.7.pdf">pdf</A> |
									<A HREF="man.7.ps">postscript</A>)
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							<TD VALIGN="top"><A HREF="eqn.7.html">eqn(7)</A></TD>
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								eqn-mandoc language reference
								<SPAN STYLE="font-size: smaller;">
									(<A HREF="eqn.7.txt">text</A> | 
									<A HREF="eqn.7.xhtml">xhtml</A> |
									<A HREF="eqn.7.pdf">pdf</A> |
									<A HREF="eqn.7.ps">postscript</A>)
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							<TD VALIGN="top"><A HREF="mandoc_char.7.html">mandoc_char(7)</A></TD>
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								mandoc special characters
								<SPAN STYLE="font-size: smaller;">
									(<A HREF="mandoc_char.7.txt">text</A> | 
									<A HREF="mandoc_char.7.xhtml">xhtml</A> |
									<A HREF="mandoc_char.7.pdf">pdf</A> |
									<A HREF="mandoc_char.7.ps">postscript</A>)
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							<TD VALIGN="top"><A HREF="mdoc.7.html">mdoc(7)</A></TD>
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								mdoc language reference
								<SPAN STYLE="font-size: smaller;">
									(<A HREF="mdoc.7.txt">text</A> | 
									<A HREF="mdoc.7.xhtml">xhtml</A> |
									<A HREF="mdoc.7.pdf">pdf</A> |
									<A HREF="mdoc.7.ps">postscript</A>)
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							<TD VALIGN="top"><A HREF="roff.7.html">roff(7)</A></TD>
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								roff-mandoc language reference
								<SPAN STYLE="font-size: smaller;">
									(<A HREF="roff.7.txt">text</A> | 
									<A HREF="roff.7.xhtml">xhtml</A> |
									<A HREF="roff.7.pdf">pdf</A> |
									<A HREF="roff.7.ps">postscript</A>)
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							<TD VALIGN="top"><A HREF="tbl.7.html">tbl(7)</A></TD>
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								tbl-mandoc language reference
								<SPAN STYLE="font-size: smaller;">
									(<A HREF="tbl.7.txt">text</A> | 
									<A HREF="tbl.7.xhtml">xhtml</A> |
									<A HREF="tbl.7.pdf">pdf</A> |
									<A HREF="tbl.7.ps">postscript</A>)
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					<P>
					See <Q><A CLASS="external" HREF="http://manpages.bsd.lv">Writing UNIX Manual Pages</A></Q> for a general
					introduction to manpages and mdoc.
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					<A NAME="contact">CONTACT</A>
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						Use the mailing lists for bug-reports, patches, questions, etc. (these require
						subscription).
						Please check the
						<A HREF="http://mdocml.bsd.lv/cgi-bin/cvsweb/TODO?cvsroot=mdocml">TODO</A> for known issues
						before posting.
						Beyond that, contact Kristaps at <A
						HREF="http://mailhide.recaptcha.net/d?k=01M6h_w7twDp58ZgH57eWC_w==&amp;c=Q2DBUt401ePlSeupJFrq_Q=="
						TITLE="Reveal this e-mail address">kris...</A>@bsd.lv.
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									bug-reports, general questions, and announcements 
									<SPAN STYLE="font-size: smaller;">(<A HREF="/archives/discuss/summary.html">archive</A>)</SPAN>
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									tec<A CLASS="external" TITLE="Reveal this e-mail address"
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									patches and system discussions 
									<SPAN STYLE="font-size: smaller;">(<A HREF="/archives/tech/summary.html">archive</A>)</SPAN>
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									sou<A CLASS="external" TITLE="Reveal this e-mail address"
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									source commit messages 
									<SPAN STYLE="font-size: smaller;">(<A HREF="/archives/source/summary.html">archive</A>)</SPAN>
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					<A NAME="news">NEWS</A>
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						<P>
							<SPAN CLASS="date">04-04-2011</SPAN>:
							version 1.11.1
						</P>
						<P>
							The earlier <I>libroff</I>, <I>libmdoc</I>, and <I>libman</I> soup have been merged into
							a single library, <A HREF="mandoc.3.html">libmandoc</A>, which manages all aspects of
							parsing real manuals (from line-handling to <A HREF="tbl.7.html">tbl</A> parsing).
						</P>
						<P>
							Beyond this structural change, initial <A HREF="eqn.7.html">eqn</A> functionality is in
							place.  For the time being, this is limited to the recognition of equation blocks;
							future version of <SPAN CLASS="nm">mdocml</SPAN> will expand upon this framework.
						</P>
						<P>
							As usual, many general fixes and improvements have also occured.  In particular, a great
							deal of redundancy and superfluous code has been removed with the merging of the backend
							libraries.
						</P>
					</DIV>
					<DIV CLASS="news">
						<P>
							<SPAN CLASS="date">07-01-2011</SPAN>:
							version 1.10.9
						</P>
						<P>
							Many back-end fixes have been implemented: argument handling (quoting), <A
							HREF="man.7.html">man</A> improvements, error/warning classes, and many more.
						</P>
						<P>
							Initial <A HREF="tbl.7.html">tbl</A> functionality (see the <Q>TS</Q>, <Q>TE</Q>, and
							<Q>T&amp;</Q> macros in the <A HREF="roff.7.html#x5c265453">roff</A> manual) has been
							merged from <A CLASS="external" HREF="http://tbl.bsd.lv">tbl.bsd.lv</A>.  Output is
							still minimal, especially for <SPAN CLASS="flag">-Thtml</SPAN> and <SPAN
							CLASS="flag">-Txhtml</SPAN>, but manages to at least display data.  This means that <A
							HREF="mandoc.1.html">mandoc</A> now has built-in support for two troff preprocessors via
							<DEL>libroff</DEL>: soelim and tbl.
						</P>
					</DIV>
					<DIV CLASS="news">
						<P>
							<SPAN CLASS="date">24-12-2010</SPAN>:
							version 1.10.8
						</P>
						<P>
							Significant improvements merged from <A CLASS="external"
							HREF="http://www.openbsd.org">OpenBSD</A> downstream, including
						</P>
						<UL>
							<LI>many new <A HREF="roff.7.html">roff</A> components,</LI>
							<LI>in-line implementation of troff's soelim,</LI>
							<LI>broken-block handling,</LI>
							<LI>overhauled error classifications, and</LI>
							<LI>cleaned up handling of error conditions.</LI>
						</UL>
						<P>
							Also overhauled the <SPAN CLASS="flag">-Thtml</SPAN> and <SPAN
							CLASS="flag">-Txhtml</SPAN> output modes.  They now display readable output in arbitrary
							browsers, including text-based ones like <A CLASS="external"
							HREF="http://lynx.isc.org">lynx</A>.  See HTML and XHTML manuals in the <A
							HREF="#documentation">DOCUMENTATION</A> section for examples.  <SPAN
							CLASS="attn">Attention: available style-sheet classes have been considerably
							changed!</SPAN> See the <SPAN CLASS="file">example.style.css</SPAN> file for details.
							Lastly, <DEL>libmdoc</DEL> and <DEL>libman</DEL> have been
							cleaned up and reduced in size and complexity.
						</P>
					</DIV>
					<P>
						See <A HREF="http://mdocml.bsd.lv/cgi-bin/cvsweb/index.sgml?cvsroot=mdocml">cvsweb</A> for
						historical notes.
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						Copyright &#169; 2008&#8211;2011 Kristaps Dzonsons, $Date: 2011/04/04 21:07:20 $
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