Re: [Tools-discuss] Request to retain kramdown compiler and author stats

Brian E Carpenter <> Thu, 11 March 2021 20:08 UTC

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Subject: Re: [Tools-discuss] Request to retain kramdown compiler and author stats
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On 11-Mar-21 21:01, Lars Eggert wrote:
> Hi,
> On 2021-3-11, at 8:06, Carsten Bormann <> wrote:
>> Some people like to be able to do a “make” (usually mapped to a single key press) and get a result without further ado within sub-seconds; this enables editing on the source and near-simultaneously seeing one form of the result (usually the HTML form these days).  This requires a local installation and some caching of dependencies.
> if you have Docker installed, you do not need to install anything else if you do things as described here:

Is that going to work if I install docker on Windows 10?
> The command is slightly longer than "make", but I guess you could create an alias and/or a shell script if you wanted to.

None of which beats the convenience of a web service, IMHO. Also, since we're talking elsewhere about making the IETF more inviting for newcomers, don't forget that a large fraction of the engineering population expects an installable Windows application. (That's something GitHub got right, in fact: GitHub Desktop rocks.)