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From: Jeff Garland (jeff_at_[hidden])
Date: 2007-05-05 12:39:11

John Maddock wrote:

> I think the toolchain is getting there: we just need better documentation
> for setting it up. Actually quickbook is trivial to get going, it's the

As I recall some of our SoC students last year submitted some improvements.

> Docbook XSL and particularly the FO to PDF translations that are hard: in
> other words it's the third party stuff that get's you!


> I have some improved Docbook->FO stylesheets I've been hacking away at: I
> think we can do much better with PDF generation (syntax highlighted code for
> starters),

That would be nice :-)

> which just leaves the toolchain setup issues. Using XEP rather
> than Apache FOP for PDF generation makes a huge difference too.

Yeah, the Apache FOP has been a big problem. So did you buy an XEP license or
is it just the trial? Unfortunately it's quite expensive...


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