Testing alternate format destination for xubuntu-docs

Pasi Lallinaho pasi at shimmerproject.org
Sat Nov 22 20:14:14 UTC 2014

On 2014-11-22 05:58, Elizabeth K. Joseph wrote:
> On Sun, Nov 16, 2014 at 3:26 PM, Stephen Michael Kellat <skellat at sdf.org> wrote:
>> Based upon discussions on another list that need not necessarily be discussed here, a tangential question came up about our use of DocBook for maintaining xubuntu-docs.  Since we theoretically can export to EPUB from DocBook, what would it take to make e-reader friendly versions of the documentation?  Would we be willing/able to make xubuntu-docs for 14.04 and 14.10 available from xubuntu.org as a test we could receive user feedback on prior to the end of the Vivid cycle?  I don't have a full use case yet but wanted to throw the idea out there first before I lost it.
> This is a great idea, since EPUB is a supported export format it
> should be pretty easy to do this, assuming that the EPUB doesn't look
> horrible :) Does someone want to give this a go and share the result?
> Once we know what it looks like without tweaking we can figure out how
> much work it would be to make it look good.
> If it looks good we can start linking the EPUB version from the docs
> website, maybe do a PDF too while we're at it.

I have a work item marked for me for playing around with this. I'll send 
more information on the list when I need people who know EPub better to 
test stuff.


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