philip.rodrigues at chch.ox.ac.uk
Mon Sep 4 16:51:11 BST 2006
Tom Browder wrote:
> Philip Rodrigues wrote:
>> We haven't been using Jade in the main documentation toolchain for years,
>> so I'm surprised it's still around in the KMyMoney docs. I have a
> I agree, jade is not the way to go.
>> mostly-working method of generating PDF versions of the docs, although
>> it's choking on KMyMoney at the moment. If I get it working, I'll post a
>> link to the PDF for you.
> Philip, I just found a msg from you to the developer at db2latex from mid
> 2005--did anyone ever respond?
No, sadly - the db2latex developers seem to have dropped off the face of the
earth, but, wait, there's good news...
> I've looked into the docbook (xsl) => pdf thing several times over the
> years and still believe the best method is not to reinvent the wheel but
> use Professor Knuth's wonderful TeX for the actual typesetting. That
> means translation of docbook eventually into TeX (or LaTeX), then pdf.
...it seems this is the best way to go. A maintained solution (which is what
I'm using) is dblatex (http://dblatex.sf.net) which does precisely that.
LaTeX error reporting does make me want to tear out my hair sometimes
> Besides db2latex there is also a docbook (xsl) => ConTeXt (which is a set
> of macros on top of TeX; it is seriously maintained) => pdf system I'm
> looking into.
The maintainer of dblatex also makes dbcontext, and keeps trying to persuade
me to use it, although I haven't got round to trying to install ConTeXt
If you're interested in discussing this further, we should take it to
kde-doc-english at kde.org .
KDE Documentation Team: http://i18n.kde.org/doc
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