Subject: Re: [docbook] DocBook - a success story?
Hi Dave, > So the ones you wrote were a mix of success and failure. You couldn't find free ones for the arbitrary list of formats you want. Quite right. Have not looked into commercial ones. Perhaps I should. My perception on the other hand is that, that DocBook/XSLT/FO as it is now should be easy enough to allow for non-commercial solutions (which don't need to be perfect). I can't see this happen (PDF generation appears to be the exception). > Summary, docbook is a failure? Hmm, "failure" is a much too harsh word. Do you consider it a success story then? And why? What do we have now which we didn't have before? > It sounds to me as if that's the route you should take. I'm sure > there are people on this list who could help you. Well, I just used DocBook for my CV cause I believe that a CV is a good proof of concept example (has picture, tables, is rather short and needs some individual touch). The formats I need (PDF, MS Word and perhaps plain text) can be maintained manually if needed. I would be rather good to know that a route from DB to MS Word exists (Does it exist?) > So despite using this open source software, you won't share your software? But I am sharing my software (http://workbench.haefelinger.it). It's just not in a suitable state to be shard.. I'm working on it. On Wed, Jan 20, 2010 at 10:25 AM, Dave Pawson <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote: > On 19/01/10 21:24, wolfgang haefelinger wrote: >> >> What I'm missing is an easy way to convert DocBook in lot's of 'end >> user' formats like PDF, Plain Text, Wiki markup, Word, Open Office, >> ... PDF was rather easy, true. But I could have done the same with >> plain TeX and Text I would have got with one of the many TeX => Text >> converters available. In the Wiki case, I need both ways: DocBook to >> Wiki and Wiki to DocBook. > > So the ones you wrote were a mix of success and failure. > You couldn't find free ones for the arbitrary list of formats > you want. > > Summary, docbook is a failure? > How much are you prepared to pay for these 'missing' conversions? > It sounds to me as if that's the route you should take. I'm sure > there are people on this list who could help you. > > >>> Is your xslt script posted anywhere? >> >> Probably just to specialized.... Can publish them if you are curious. > > So despite using this open source software, you won't share your software? > OK. > > > Your critique doesn't stand up Wolfgang. > > > regards > > -- > Dave Pawson > XSLT XSL-FO FAQ. > http://www.dpawson.co.uk > > --------------------------------------------------------------------- > To unsubscribe, e-mail: email@example.com > For additional commands, e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org > > -- Wolfgang Häfelinger häfelinger IT - Applied Software Architecture http://www.haefelinger.it +31 648 27 61 59