FOP Developers: I submitted a patch (through Bugzilla, for trunk) that fixes some problems in the pdfdoc build. I realize that Joerg is doing some work in that area as well, and I don't mean to step on any of that, but I am not sure exactly what that work involves, so I pressed forward. (BTW, my apologies to Joerg -- I think I have mis-Romanized his name in some previous postings). My purpose here is to be able to generate a downloadable PDF that is the "FOP User Documentation". I haven't touched the content yet.
Item 1: The 0.20.4 release does not seem to have the fo.pdf file included, probably because the xmldoc files aren't in the maintenance branch (to build the pdfdocs, use the FOP classes from the maintenance branch on the xml-docs files in the trunk). Since we don't plan to do many more releases from the maintenance branch, I don't know whether it is easier to a) copy the files from trunk to maintenance, b) just generate the pdf from the trunk & include it with the maintenance release, or c) not include the document in the release. Item 2: I intend to spend some more time on the doc, contingent upon whether I am interfering with Joerg's efforts. There are still some infrastructure things that need to be fixed (internal links in the pdf need to be fixed, for example). Equally important, I want to beef up some of the content areas, especially the FAQ. (It has been well-documented on this list that nobody reads the FAQ, but I need a place to write such things just for my own benefit :-) ). Item 3: This is really a question about content organization. I would like to split the documentation into two groups, user and developer, and in addition to the document mentioned above, generate an "FOP Developer Documentation" pdf. This would involve pulling some of the doc out of the current directory (docs/xml-docs/fop) and moving it to a new one (docs/xml-docs/fop-dev). The benefits of this approach seem clear to me, but please let me know if you have general objections. Also, this may have web site and Forrest ramifications (I am unclear on how our web site is currently generated), so there may be implementation objections as well. Vic --------------------------------------------------------------------- To unsubscribe, e-mail: [EMAIL PROTECTED] For additional commands, email: [EMAIL PROTECTED]