[Ach] Incoming suggestions

szebi szebi at gmx.at
Wed Jan 1 23:46:21 CET 2014


I would consider Docbook <https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/DocBook> as the
best alternative for LaTeX and our target formats. I don't have much
experience in using it, but I could dive into it if necessary.

For the other option, keeping LaTeX, HTML and TXT are not as easy as PDF
- that's obvious, but not that complicated. I would for example look at
freiesmagazin how they are processing the TeX → HTML, but there are so
many other resources out there. Anyway we need to do some pre- and
postprocessing of the HTML-compiler in- and outputs if using Tex4ht,
Hyperlatex, latex2html, latexml, hevea or tth.

To my PR: there have been some interfering commits to master in the last
10 days and I would have to merge them. But before doing that, I would
like to know your misgivings.

Best regards,

On 01/01/2014 11:14 PM, Tobias Pape wrote:
> Hi.
> On 01.01.2014, at 22:40, Pepi Zawodsky <pepi.zawodsky at maclemon.at> wrote:
>> Hey!
>> Lots of feedback coming in via Twitter and ADN. 
>> TL;DR
>> Merge pull requests from Github
>> Fix ALL the bugs
>> TXT export
>> HTML export
>> Incoming Suggestions:
>> Some bugs with copy/paste of the configs. Sebix has sent us a huge pull request on github. We should merge that asap. (I've looked through the changes and imho they're ok.)
>> People have been requesting HTML and TXT exports. TXT is easier on headless machines, imho a very good argument. I'll look into this during the next sprint!
>> HTML will be somewhat more complex, but certainly a valuable addition. We should certainly follow these suggestions.
> If you are really going to consider TXT and HTML as (not post-processed) output
> formats, you should think about _not_ using LaTeX as input.
>   Yes, it is certainly possible to use DeTeX, pdftotext or TeX4HT, but the output
> might be less satisfactory compared to using LaTeX as output format.
>   However, if you plan to make ACH into a real, like paper, book, I think staying
> with latex for this pass is most promising
> just my 2ct.
> Best
> 	-Tobias (krono)
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