On Thu, 2009-06-18 at 11:05 -0400, Jay Smith wrote:

> I know nothing of the workflow that results in the current HTML manual
> format.  It would seem to me that producing one or more other formats
> should come out of that same workflow.

Indeed. The manual is written in Docbook/XML and you can get a variety
of output formats from that source. If you checkout the gimp-help-2
repository from git.gnome.org (I suggest to do a shallow clone due to
the immense size of the project), then you will get the Docbook/XML
sources, the images and a build system that spits out HTML and
optionally PDF or ODF.

Here's what I did to get a PDF version of the english user manual:

 git clone --depth=0 git://git.gnome.org/gimp-help-2
 cd gimp-help-2
 LINGUAS=en make
 LINGUAS=en make pdf-local

And to check the result:

 pdfinfo pdf/en/gimp.pdf 

Title:          GNU Image Manipulation Program
Creator:        DBLaTeX-0.2.10-1
Producer:       pdfTeX-1.40.3
CreationDate:   Thu Jun 18 23:57:05 2009
ModDate:        Thu Jun 18 23:57:05 2009
Tagged:         no
Pages:          849
Encrypted:      no
Page size:      595.276 x 841.89 pts (A4)
File size:      39395416 bytes
Optimized:      no
PDF version:    1.4


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