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Shlomi Fish edited this page Sep 4, 2020 · 3 revisions

Hi, my name is MichaelCrawford. I am a software consultant, my company is GoingWare Inc.

I've struggled for a long time to learn how to use DocBook, but I think I've finally got the hang of it.

The problem for me wasn't learning the markup, but getting the tools needed to publish my documents to work properly. I'm able to use DocBook XML on Slackware 8 and Debian Woody Linux.

I have edited the widely used script "db2hmtl" (a jade wrapper) to do XML and to work right on both Slackware and Debian. I haven't finished with it yet, when I do I will check it into ZooLib's CVS (

I'm using DocBook for two projects - writing The ZooLib Cookbook, an introductory programmer's tutorial for the ZooLib cross-platform application framework, and for writing articles at my website -

The'''Zoo``Lib'''Cookbook is available as an early draft at The XML source is in Zoo''''''Lib's CVS at Source''''''Forge.

Byte'''''' is meant as an educational resource to teach programmers about portable and cross-platform software development. So far I have one article there, which I did in DocBook XML, "Writing Cross-Platform Software - Getting Started" at

I play piano ( and grind telescope mirrors (

I have a B.A. in Physics from U.C. Santa Cruz. I also attended CalTech for a couple years.

I'm married to a woman named Bonita Hatcher. We live in Mid'''Coast'''Maine in the U.S.A.

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