This file is not completed now - and never might be in the future.
There are some mandatory tools to do development for rmtoo (Debian 6):
$ apt-get install make graphviz texlive-latex-extra
There are many files containing XML data. These files are either generated directly inside the rmtoo’s output module or with the help of an external library.
For some time (until version 19) an external library was used to compare XML files. This library called xmldiff has a major drawback: because it tries to generate the diff (what is much more than really needed) it is very time consuming for bigger files.
The manual page of xmldiff notes that you can typically diff documents with about 100 nodes with the help of this library.
Because the runtime of the comparison which was about 20 minutes for some bigger document xmldiff was dropped and an own function for comparing XML documents was established.
Directly Generated Files
Directly generated files are generated with the help of an output module directly. In this case a simple compare should be enough. It is defined that not only the (sub-) nodes should be equal but also the order in which they appear.
There are a couple of forks done during the last years; have a look and cherry-pick the interesing things
apre/rmtoo 0 0 0 9 months ago -> GUI branch! andipla/rmtoo 0 2 1 5 months ago -> SIL feature
2017-04-15 Patch to run rmtoo in an virtualenv.
The following forks include no changes
CrypticGator/rmtoo 2017-04-15 drewm135/rmtoo 2017-04-15 thangphuocnguyen/rmtoo 2017-04-15 isaacde/rmtoo 2017-04-15 willtecti/rmtoo 2017-04-15 LucasReller/rmtoo 2017-04-15 albertogomcas/rmtoo 2017-04-15 kevin-canadian/rmtoo 2017-04-15 pnouvel/rmtoo 2017-04-15 huddy1985/rmtoo 2017-04-15 samjaninf/rmtoo 2017-04-15
Just tag the commit and flit with github actions will handle it.