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From: John Maddock (john_at_[hidden])
Date: 2007-08-19 04:35:37

Rene Rivera wrote:
> Taking this to the docs list...
> John Maddock wrote:
>> Doug: is there server space we can put this on?
> I brought the possible need for a documentation building server with
> the moderators last week. Which includes you John ;-)

Um, so you did, now where did I leave that brain of mine....

> I mentioned
> setting up a buildbot for this. In particular it would be possible to
> have a doc building slave which others can ask to build docs with
> (from the buildbot web interface). If the doc builder is the OSL
> machine the docs can be made available through
>> The tricky part I suspect
>> is getting links to images to function correctly, we may need some
>> adjustments to BBv2 before we can make full use of this?
> Which images?

Here's the outstanding issue: suppose I have a quickbook file that
references some png's (or whatever):


The path ../ is set up so that it's relative to where the html docs are
generated (in a html/ subdirectory), but FO files and PDF's currently end up
in a long mangled path under bin.v2/. So... neither admonishment graphics,
nor referenced image files are found, unless you manually move them to where
the FO processor is looking for them. Not fun :-(

So the question is how do we get the server to "work". If we instruct it to
build from a Jamfile in SVN, then IMO we need to fix up BBv2 so that .fo and
.pdf files get placed in a sub-directory (called pdf?) just like HTML does,
and then hopefully external image files will get automatically found. In
fact I believe this is the "right thing to do" anyway, as it eases local

Alternatively, the easiest option for the server setup might be to only
accepts self-contained .fo files with all the images embedded inside it.
Unfortunately I don't believe that XSLT processing can automatically embed
externally referenced image files, so that would need a post-processing step
or something.



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