Ticket #2204 (closed enhancement: fixed)

Opened 18 months ago

Last modified 15 months ago

Publish PostGIS manuals in ePub format

Reported by: robe Owned by: robe
Priority: medium Milestone: PostGIS 2.1.0
Component: documentation Version: trunk
Keywords: history Cc:

Description

Sounds like docbook has some mechanism for generating ePubs. PostgreSQL has started to do this as noted in Andrew Dunstan's blog

 http://adpgtech.blogspot.com/2013/02/postgresql-doc-epub.html

I'd LOVE to have PostGIS manual available in ePub format for all those crazy folks who like to read the manual on their Android and iPhone.

Change History

Changed 15 months ago by robe

  • milestone changed from PostGIS Future to PostGIS 2.0.4

Changed 15 months ago by robe

  • milestone changed from PostGIS 2.0.4 to PostGIS 2.1.0

Changed 15 months ago by robe

  • status changed from new to closed
  • resolution set to fixed

I have debbie autogenerating ePub now. There are a couple of issues which I'll put as separate tickets.

If anyone wants to look at the output:  http://postgis.net/stuff/postgis-2.1.0SVN.epub (also linked on docs page:  http://postgis.net/documentation )

The first issue is the new:

make epub

I added to docs, requires you copy all the generated images to the doc/images/ folder whereas we have them in html/images.

the doctoepub ruby thing did not have a -I option like dblatex. Also the css styling (I just applied the html one), looks shall we say "creepy" in my firefox epub viewer. Images also seem to float about in an equally creepy way.

I hope it looks better on a tablet or smartphone. I'm too lazy to pull out my android tablet to test.

Changed 15 months ago by robe

  • keywords history added
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