PDF exports of the documentation
pasi at shimmerproject.org
Sat Jul 25 12:40:17 UTC 2015
and thanks again for the interest!
I've taken the styling a bit further (as you might have noticed), but
(I'm sure) there's still a lot to improve.
We also have to tackle some issues not directly related to style, but
content. These might also be more or less solvable by some XSLT hacking
too, though. Let's see where we get these before October :)
Looking forward to working with you!
On 23/07/15 12:35, Luyin wrote:
> Good Morning!
> As I have told Pasi yesterday on #xubuntu-devel, I'm capable and
> willing to work on this from October on. Before that I won't be able
> to do so.
> I have already subscribed to the relevant parts on Launchpad, and if I
> find anything I can already do in my spare time, I will certainly do
> that, too.
> All the best,
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> Am 22.07.2015 um 20:01 schrieb Pasi Lallinaho:
> > On 22/07/15 17:10, Simon Steinbeiß wrote:
> >> On Wed, 22 Jul 2015 03:09:56 +0300 Pasi Lallinaho
> >> <pasi at shimmerproject.org> wrote:
> >>> Hello,
> >>> inspired and motivated by a G+ thread  brought to my
> >>> attention, I decided to look again at producing PDF's out of
> >>> the documentation.
> >>> As a consequence, the Wily documentation branch  is now able
> >>> to build PDF documentation files for the documentation - and
> >>> all of its translations! (Makefile experts, feel free to
> >>> correct my mistakes!)
> >>> The stylesheet for the PDF is still pretty bare - I've only
> >>> fixed things that were outright wrong or very ugly. That said,
> >>> if you are interested in making the PDF version better, get in
> >>> touch via replying this email or ping me on IRC . Most of
> >>> the work now at this point will (unfortunately?) require
> >>> understanding or learning of Docbook and XSLT stylesheets, so
> >>> be prepared for that kind of hacking.
> >>> Cheers, Pasi
> >>>  https://plus.google.com/+RobertStreeter/posts/Emw3zcgwK9S
> >>> 
> >>> https://code.launchpad.net/~ubuntu-core-doc/xubuntu-docs/wily
> >>>  knome on #xubuntu-devel (and more) on Freenode
> >> Hey Pasi,
> >> this is really really great! I guess we could consider making
> >> these docs available on the ISO somehow, or are there any
> >> caveats?
> >> Cheers Simon
> > One of the discussions to be had is the document paper size
> > discussion, which we more or less had on #xubuntu-devel.
> > For those who didn't follow the discsusion, it boils down to
> > whether we want to maintain a manual list of languages and their
> > preferred paper size targets (should language X have A4 and/or US
> > letter versions?).
> > As for real caveats, I don't think there are any (yet). As long as
> > we make sure the build requirements (fop) are installed on the
> > build system, we can automate the process and ship the files. Once
> > we do this, we better modify the documentation to link to the PDF's
> > as well. (And I guess we would need some magic here to only link to
> > paper sizes that exist.)
> > At some point, overall weight might become something we might want
> > to reconsider; each PDF weighs about 370 kB (with the current setup
> > in the current form - this WILL change, and it can go up or down)
> > and if each language brings in two of those, we will be in several
> > megs soon. I acknowledge this isn't really a problem with our
> > current size (and size target), but here it is said anyway.
> > Finally, we likely want to make the PDFs available online as well.
> > If we want special treatment for them, for example a single list of
> > all PDFs in all languages and paper sizes, we will need some more
> > code. This obviously has nothing to do with making these available
> > on the ISO.
> > Cheers, Pasi
Pasi Lallinaho (knome) » http://open.knome.fi/
Leader of the Shimmer Project » http://shimmerproject.org/
Ubuntu member, Xubuntu Website lead » http://xubuntu.org/
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