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From: "Sven Vermeulen" <svermeulen@...>
Subject: Re: Regarding handbook/draft/complete
Date: Wed, 18 Jan 2006 09:09:58 +0100 (CET)
Josh said:
> PS: Though the very idea of an "in-print" Gentoo book is in many ways
> absurd, as Gentoo is unique among Linux distros for its generally
> faster-paced, evolving nature, these draft handbooks present the
> best possible approach to actually publishing a "dead tree" Gentoo
> guide--something that would be a first for the distro, AFAIK. Given
> Gentoo's rapidly changing nature (e.g. fundamental pieces like Portage
> and baselayout), the need for a paper Gentoo book might seem obviated.
> But I'm strangely attracted to the idea. It seems more doable now that
> the draft handbooks have less of a specific Gentoo emphasis. I'd certainly
> be interested in seeing Gentoo documentation in print!

Like someone else stated, I too have played with the thought of converting
the XML to something ready for publishing. In my test, I converted it to
LaTeX. An example output can be seen at
http://dev.gentoo.org/~swift/tmp/handbook.pdf.

The process is quite automated although I do have to fix the LaTeX code
using a shell script before I start rendering it as PDF.

Wkr,
  Sven Vermeulen
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