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Subject: RE: [docbook-apps] Re: [docbook] DocBook and Google Summer of Code ?
Just throwing one idea out there for this project: Upgrade the refdb-lite code to take it from DocBook 4.6 using DTDs to DocBook 5 using RelaxNG. The code started as part of RefDB proper and "lightened" by Doug du Boulay. The sourceforge site is here: http://sourceforge.net/projects/refdb-lite/ "Pure XSLT 1 based formatting of bibliographies and citations in DocBook XMLdocuments. Bibliographic data can be accessed either from a real RefDB database, or from an XML data file." The refdb-lite XSLT code base is in good shape and it provides a simple method of using straight XSLT1.0 to create bibliographies and can create different citation methods for html (author-year for one example). Additionally, it can use a raw DocBook bibliography and does not require a RefDB database setup (although it can use one if needed). It's a solid place to start with some obvious modifications that are needed and the scope can be kept to fit in with the Summer of Code time frame. I'm biased since I have a docbook system that requires author-year citations. However, it does seem to me that DocBook would benefit from a simple and straightforward way to create bibliographies that could be folded back into the DocBook stylesheets; a method that requires no extra setup, just using DocBook bibliography collection and XSLT (1.0). Any comments? Would such a project benefit enough users? thanks, --Tim Arnold > -----Original Message----- > From: Stefan Seefeld [mailto:email@example.com] > Sent: Tuesday, January 26, 2010 7:48 PM > To: firstname.lastname@example.org; DocBook Apps Mailing List > Subject: [docbook-apps] Re: [docbook] DocBook and Google Summer of Code ? > > Mid-december I sent a mail to this list, suggesting that DocBook applies > to participate in Google's "Summer of Code" program. > A couple of people followed up with interest and ideas, so I'd like to > send out a little note with some details. > Google just sent out this: > http://groups.google.com/group/google-summer-of-code- > discuss/browse_thread/thread/d839c0b02ac15b3f?pli=1 > > The most important bit is this: > > "We will begin accepting application from > would-be mentoring organizations beginning March 8th at approximately > 19:00 UTC, with applications closing on March 12th at 23:00 UTC. " > > I would like to suggest that, as a start, we collect project ideas on > the wiki. (I was going to do that, then realized that the pages I looked > at where marked immutable. May be I'm just lacking enough karma to edit > them. Can someone help ? A new "GSoCIdeas" page would be a good start !) > > Thanks, > Stefan > > > -- > > ...ich hab' noch einen Koffer in Berlin... > > > --------------------------------------------------------------------- > To unsubscribe, e-mail: email@example.com > For additional commands, e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org >