I'm glad to hear that this is being worked on. I also have a need for an offline version, since my workplace doesn't have internet access.
Jason On 1/15/09, Clayton <ccorn...@openoffice.org> wrote: > > >> I am in a country with rather poor internet access, and ever since the > >> developer's guide moved to the wiki : > >> > >> < > http://wiki.services.openoffice.org/wiki/Documentation/DevGuide/OpenOffice.org_Developers_Guide > > > >> > >> > >> I have had serious accessibility issues - earlier releases of the SDK > >> used to include a PDF copy of the developers guide, unfortunately this > >> PDF copy is still on OOo v2.3. > >> > >> Is it possible to have a offline dump of the developer's guide wiki so > >> i can set it up locally / or an updated pdf version so i can use it > >> locally ? > > i don't know how good it is but you can try the following. You can > > create a PDF based on collections. The DevGuide provides predefined > > collections for all top level chapters. > > > > For example > > - click on "First Steps" > > - move to the bottom > > - click on download as PDF collection > > - on the left side you will find "Create a book" > > - click on "Load Collection" > > - override existing collections if necessary or append -> play with it > > - on the next page you will find on the right side a download button and > > before you click the download button select the PDF format > > - this way you should be able to create PDF for each chapter > > > > as i mentioned i don't know how good the quality is but as far as i know > > the documentation project is working on that. > > Yes, we are working on it. The steps Juergen outlined will work for now. > > The plan is to provide easy links for people to download individual > chapters as PDF and ODT, and possibly as an entire book (which would be > a huge single download). > > The limitation is, the Collection is static. This means that a > Collection that is valid today, is not going to be valid tomorrow > (people are adding and removing content all the time). We need to find > a way to dynamically generate or respin the Collection once per week (or > some other schedule) so that the Collection picks up the changes in the > document structure. > > So... immediate plan. I have to finish up with the recent Wiki engine > update (some issues with the upgrade need to be taken care of first). I > will then start working on adding a "Download as a Collection" link to > the bottom of the FIRST PAGE in EACH chapter of the Developer's Guide. > You will be able to click this link and generate a PDF or ODT document > for the current chapter you are viewing. > > Mid term - I will try to find a way (with some help from the community > here) to script things (using a cron job and the MediaWiki API?) to > auto-rebuild the Collections on some schedule to keep the Collections up > to date. Manually maintaining the Collections for this large document > is not practical. > > C. > -- > Clayton Cornell ccorn...@openoffice.org > StarOffice - Sun Microsystems, Inc. - Hamburg, Germany > > --------------------------------------------------------------------- > To unsubscribe, e-mail: dev-unsubscr...@api.openoffice.org > For additional commands, e-mail: dev-h...@api.openoffice.org > > -- "Cause I'm due for a miracle, I'm waiting for a sign, I'll stare straight into the sun and I won't close my eyes, Til I understand or go blind."