From: David Abrahams (dave_at_[hidden])
Date: 2007-03-15 17:22:53
on Mon Mar 12 2007, "John Maddock" <john-AT-johnmaddock.co.uk> wrote:
>> Except that the conversion to pdf didn't work using FOP (but as I
>> recall, for problems with graphics being inefficient for graphics
>> using bitmaps not vectors, and we didn't manage the equations in
>> MathML rather than intrinsic problems?)
> Basically FOP sucks. I'm sorry, but it's my opinion and I'm sticking to it!
> The interesting thing is the commercial alternative (RenderX) works very
> well, so clearly it can be done.
> Sadly writing a complete docbook->pdf converter in three months sounds a bit
> ambitious - pity 'cos I bet a lot of projects besides Boost could use it.
It's not that hard if you go through LaTeX. You just need a
converter from docbook (the QB output format) to LaTeX, and pdflatex
does the rest.
And it's pretty easy to make this work on Windows under Cygwin, too.
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