[TUHS] Documenter's Workbench versions

Kevin Bowling kevin.bowling at kev009.com
Tue Mar 8 02:55:03 AEST 2022

Interesting. That sounds like a different commercial strain, "SoftQuad
was started in order to improve automated typesetting at Toronto's
Coach House Press, and for many years developed an enhanced commercial
version of the text formatting program troff, developed under license
from AT&T, called sqtroff. It was sold with a suite of associated
programs, corresponding to AT&T's Documenter's Workbench, under the
name SoftQuad Publishing Software (SQPS)."

On Mon, Mar 7, 2022 at 6:28 AM Jaap Akkerhuis <jaapna at xs4all.nl> wrote:
> > I see documentation of 1.0 (i.e
> > https://archive.org/details/sysv-dwb/page/n5/mode/2up)
> > I see a copy of 2.0 for 3B2 (i.e.
> > https://archives.loomcom.com/3b2/software/Documenters_Workbench/)
> >
> > From there things get a little less clear, it seems like we jump to
> > 3.2 with SysVR3.2?
> The jump might be due to the effect that for quite a while outside
> AT&T it was marketed by SoftQuad (Toronto).  (See also
> <https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/SoftQuad_Software>).
>         jaap

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