On Wed, Jun 12, 2013 at 10:17:50PM +0200, Ulf-D. Ehlert wrote:
> On Tue, Jun 11, 2013 at 02:41:02PM -0400, john Culleton wrote:
> > Elaborate things break more often then simple things. All I want is a
> > Gimp Manual in pdf form for version 2.8. I can print this out, put it
> > in a ring binder and use it as needed.
> Making pdf always was problematic for some languages, the html manual
> is IMO a better choice. BTW, do you really want to print some hundred
PDF pages are no longer just for print but a mean to read with computer
/ tablet / ebook reader. I myself use a kindle to read GIMP books in PDF
in the spare time.
I would not underestimate the importance of the pdf format for a manual.
> > What I got instead was a package with the guts of the manual in xml.
> A "package" means you didn't pull the current version from the git
Yes I know of may Mac users of GIMP that use updated tar packages of the
manual that I feed them sporadically...
> > I tried autogen, then
> > ./configure, and then make.
> You must try
> make pdf-en # "en" for the English version
> since pdf is not built by default.
> (And making pdf does not require the quickreference.)
> > Consistently I get these error messages:
> > Making all in quickreference
> > make: Entering directory
> > `/home/safe/Documents/gimp-help-2.8.0/quickreference' make: *** No
> > rule to make target `svg/gimp-keys-ca.svg', needed by `svg'. Stop.
> > make: Leaving directory
> > `/home/safe/Documents/gimp-help-2.8.0/quickreference' make: ***
> > [all-recursive] Error 1
> If I remember correctly, this was a bug which has been fixed in the
> current version from the git repo.
> > I have a project under way and I need to look some things in
> > the manual.
> What's wrong with the online manual? ;)
That you have to be on line...
> Ob selbst das schönste Buch den
> Wald aufwiegt, der dafür stirbt?
> -- Karlheinz Deschner
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