As I was not able to reach author of Pod::DocBook v1.2 (UNAUTHORIZED RELEASE) Nandu Shah, I ressurected it from CPAN and created Pod::2::DocBook. This version futures many handy options that can be used to produce parts of docbook document, like sections, articles etc.

I use it in my Makefile this way:

pod/example.xml: $(PODROOT)/Path/To/Module.pm
        pod2docbook --title='example module POD' --no-header --doctype=section $ $@

and then I xinclude it to the docbook document.

Hopefully others will also take advantage of this module.

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