Subject: Re: [docbook-apps] GSoC Project Idea: integrated LaTeX output support for the stylesheets
On 2013.04.06. 15:45, Stefan Seefeld wrote:
Yes, the goal of my proposed project is to improve the acceptance of DocBook, that is, providing more support for tooling. If DocBook can be used exclusively with free/open source tools, it can be suitable for open source and/or commercial but low-budget projects. I think using XSLT 2.0 would also be a bit limiting because of the somewhat limited support of XSLT 2.0. Anyway, this project is not just to help FreeBSD but FreeBSD is a good indicator of success since it is a big open source project, which has an extensive documentation.>if you will develop another XSLT based DB->TeX solution I strongly >suggest to use XSLT 2.0 and reuse shared code from >https://github.com/docbook/xslt20-stylesheetsThe primary reason for this work is to get rid of fop as a dependency to create pdfs. As far as I'm aware, at this point there is a single (Free) processor that can handle XSLT 2.0, so overall the situation wouldn't be much better for the purpose of helping the FreeBSD community to move to an XSL-based DB processing flow.