[Lumiera] Back in business...

Benny Lyons Benny.Lyons at gmx.net
Fri Aug 31 19:35:04 CEST 2012


Hi, 

> ...Thats why I'd
> like to ask if anyone fond of LaTeX and asciidoc would like to help me
> to reinstate the asciidoc latex backend. Or helping to communicate and
> push the code upstream (Stuart was always very kind and positive about
> our submissions, I only don't want a google account and therefore can't
> participate on the asciidoc google group).
Yes, I can certainly take a look into it.  I'm well into Plain TeX, less so into LaTeX, and less still into Asciidoc.  However, we still have a problem with a Google account: I don't have one.

I've had a quick look into Asciidoc and it looks like that the said tweekings will have to be made in 
    /etc/asciidoc/latex.conf
on a Debian based system.
Then generate LaTeX via
    asciidoc --unsafe --backend=latex foox.txt
(or are you generating pdf directly? or some other way?)

As far as I can see, the LaTeX code is more or less configured using this file, so the work required will be confined to this file?

Looks like an iterative process: modify this file, and have a look at the LaTeX that is generated etc (please correct me if I'm wrong).

Cheers 
Benny

-------- Original-Nachricht --------
> Datum: Thu, 30 Aug 2012 04:40:36 +0200
> Von: Christian Thaeter <ct at pipapo.org>
> An: nobug at lists.pipapo.org, General Discussion about Lumiera <lumiera at lists.lumiera.org>
> Betreff: [Lumiera] Back in business...

> Hi,
> 
> after a (very) long break I am finally coming back to Programming on
> Lumiera and NoBug and all other stuff what left around! It will
> certainly take me some time to catch up where I left but thinks looking
> good so far.
> 
> As warm-up I am finishing the final bits on the 'builddrone'
> continuous integration System which will soon be deployed on our
> Development Server to build, test and package the software we maintain.
> 
> After that a long outstanding release of NoBug with some new features
> is planned. Then Lumiera is on the plan. First some infrastructure
> improvements we talked about (on FrOSCon) and then finally core
> programming.
> 
> Now with builddrone testing (building NoBug) locally I already ran in
> some Issues. The Latex backend we once made/improved for asciidoc is
> quite broken and outdated and needs a makeover. This was meant to be
> the backbone for creating high quality printed user documentation (for
> NoBug and Lumiera). You can check the old docs on the NoBug page
> (http://nobug.pipapo.org/releases/nobug_manual.pdf). I am quite excited
> about the quality over the normal dblatex generated PDF. Thats why I'd
> like to ask if anyone fond of LaTeX and asciidoc would like to help me
> to reinstate the asciidoc latex backend. Or helping to communicate and
> push the code upstream (Stuart was always very kind and positive about
> our submissions, I only don't want a google account and therefore can't
> participate on the asciidoc google group).
> 
> 
> 	Christian
> 
> 
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Benny



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