Re: AfterStep documentation

Glenn Williams (
Fri, 18 Sep 1998 11:59:14 -0600

Thanks to Andrew Sullivan for answering my question about AS documentation.
Also, thanks for replying to my message about futile attempts to post mail
to the list, and to contact the list-server daemon.  Apparently these
anomalies have been resolved.


"Eat dessert first; life is uncertain!"

-----Original Message-----
From: Andrew Sullivan <>
To: <>
Date: Friday, September 18, 1998 11:43 AM
Subject: Re: AfterStep documentation

>On Fri, 18 Sep 1998, Glenn Williams wrote:
>> Is there an official AfterStep documentation in text format?
>I feel badly about this, but the fix is somewhere around number 2,863,942
>on my to-do list.  I have a broken macro somewhere on my system which will
>not allow me to generate *.txt versions of the FAQ from the SGML source.
>I know what's broken, I sort-of know where and why, but I haven't spent
>the time fooling with it yet.  I'm sorry.
>You can get the SGML source, and then use SGMLtools to convert the sgml to
>txt ('sgml2txt').  You can, of course, read the raw SGML if you like
>(although it's a bit of a pain!).  Also, the html version of the FAQ
>displays just fine in lynx, which should be on every system.
>If anyone has SGML tools, and hasn't a broken troff macro, please feel
>free to make a text version of the current FAQ.
>Andrew Sullivan | (better)|
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