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Subject: Re: [docbook-apps] Show off what you've done with Docbook

On 9/13/2015 2:45 PM, Warren Block wrote:
The FreeBSD DocBook toolchain almost supports dblatex, but the older
versions did not have all the features we needed for PDFs.  Table of
contents and some other things, as I recall.  We now have a port of the
latest version of dblatex, but it dies mysteriously and needs more

I don't recall exactly how we do the table of contents, but as I recall it's literally a one liner. For our grammars, we additionally have a Table of tables, table of figures, and for one document a Table of equations. Also a glossary, bibliography (for which we use bibtex data files, together with the Biber program, which has advantages over the older bibtex program), and an index. The glossary and index require the appropriate XML elements, and of course the biblio requires the .bib files, but otherwise it's all automagic.

Most of the customization we've had to do has been on the LaTeX side, for which we have two style sheets--one for producing PDFs for use on-line, the other for camera-ready copy for the print publisher.

Does your system die during the dblatex phase, or the LaTeX phase? We hardly ever see a failure in the dblatex phase, unless there's actually an error in the DocBook XML.
	Mike Maxwell
	"I cannot believe that our existence in this universe
	is a mere quirk of fate, an accident of history, an
	incidental blip in the great cosmic drama. Our
	involvement is too intimate. The physical species
	Homo may count for nothing, but the existence of
	mind in some organism on some planet in the universe
	is surely a fact of fundamental significance. Through
	conscious beings the universe has generated
	self-awareness." --Paul Davies

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