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To work with DocBook on Microsoft Windows, it's highly recommended that you first install
the Cygwin environment, which enables you to use many standard UNIX
utilities (including a lot of GNU software)
and other useful applications and resources on Windows, and maintain it all in the form
of easy-to-install-and-update packages (similar to RPMs and Debian packages).
Jon Foster and Markus Hoenicka have put together specific XML/SGML packages for Cygwin.
Currently, to install the packages, you first need to enter:
Last known two mirrors (2004-01-06, Gerrit P. Haase):
in the '''User URL''' part the '''Choose a Download Site''' dialog box that comes
up when you run the Cygwin '''setup.exe''' application.
'''NOTE:''' The docbook-x packages at these sites are outdated, please update as soon as possible to more recent versions, get the sources at the sourceforge docbook site http://docbook.sf.net/.
To get a working DocBook XML/SGML authoring enviroment set up, at a minimum you
need to install the following packages:
docbook-sgml (probably needed only for SGML)
sgml-base (probably needed only for SGML)
openjade (includes onsgmls, for validating documents; probably needed only for SGML)
'''Note:''' ''You will probably also want to install Emacs and the PSGML editing mode for Emacs. These
are not packaged for Cygwin, but Markus Hoenicka has written a
great step-by-step tutorial
on setting up an Emacs/PSGML-based XML/SGML authoring and publishing system on Microsoft Windows --
including a specific version of the tutorial written for Cygwin users.
Use that tutorial in combination with the Cygwin packages to get a working DocBook setup.''
For publishing DocBook XML documents using XSLT, you'll also need to install the following:
E.g: you can run this command on the command line (tested on AppVeyor-CI):