Opened 13 years ago

Closed 12 years ago

#2680 closed enhancement (wontfix)

Add changebars to the book

Reported by: bdubbs@… Owned by: lfs-book@…
Priority: low Milestone: Future
Component: Book Version: SVN
Severity: minor Keywords:


There has been a suggestion to add change bars to the book. It can be done with the techniques documented at

Setting low priority for the future for right now.

Change History (3)

comment:1 by bdubbs@…, 13 years ago

Owner: changed from bdubbs@… to lfs-book@…

comment:2 by Matthew Burgess, 12 years ago

Dragging up this one from the past. But, what value does this give anyone over and above seeing exactly the same information through Subversion? All of the changes made are available through Trac, which I think provides much better looking output than the docbook markup would and doesn't require any effort on the part of an editor. I'd suggest we close this as WONTFIX, but will wait for dissenting opinions before doing so.

comment:3 by bdubbs@…, 12 years ago

Resolution: wontfix
Status: newclosed

It's not obvious from the ticket, but it wasn't my suggestion. That said, I have been in the position in the past (before PCs) where change bars were useful.

To add those to LFS is reasonably invasive and would require, at a minimum some xslt foo that we don't have any more.

We do have a section that's marked "What's New" that indicates changes.

Looking at changes via svn is more a developer technique than a user tool.

In summary, although automatic "change bars" would be nice, I feel it is more effort than it is worth. Marking WONTFIX.

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