[Ach] {Disarmed} Re: PDF2HTML

Tobias Pape Das.Linux at gmx.de
Tue May 20 17:23:31 CEST 2014

On 20.05.2014, at 17:21, Leon Letto <leon at vectronic.ca> wrote:

> I tested out this for a few hours a while back and it works great.
> https://notex.ch/
> It has all the features we could want I think.    Create in one format then export to any of the following - PDF, HTML, LaTex, ePub or Text.   It supports creating math formulas and does the hard work of making them look good in the other formats too which is a big help.

What about listings, acronym handling, and indices?


> The export and import gives the ability to backup however, if we decided to
> use this format - I have some thoughts on how to make it work for us.
> They have an FAQ on editing where they support git http://bbs.notex.ch/viewtopic.php?id=67 - but they can't import yet which sucks.  They have a git workflow in their forum:
> I think if we modify their git option workflow we can get an existing version of our doc to a shared git owned by us in the proper format:
> - You create a new project on NoTex.ch and enable the GIT versioning checkbox.
> - Once you start working, you can click the GIT history button, and you'll see the current history.
> - You should also notice a URL field pointing to something like git://vcs.notex.ch/c3d0dad1-4e36-4652-8d4f-25e6f8c1714c.
> - move this git to github for us to collaborate on
> At this point we are back to doing pull requests on our git version in NoTex format.   When you want to edit just copy the section you want to edit from the git and paste it into notex.ch and when done, paste it back into the git as a pull request.  You can use docker to create a local copy so you aren't editing on their servers and I suspect you could configure your local copy to use the git as the source to enable collaboration but everyone would have to do this themselves which isn't scalable.
> If this is a good idea and will help, I would be willing to pay for the droplet and set it up - but I may need some help with getting the collaboration working (pointing it to a git on github for example).  Then I can create accounts for anyone who wants to edit - which is linked to the same git - which solves the group editing problem.  This may be a bad idea - I don't know enough to know.
> I am not a cryptographer (yet) but I would like to contribute to the group and this is one way I could.
> Leon
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