Tom Lane wrote:
> Michael Paquier <> writes:
> > On Tue, Sep 15, 2015 at 8:45 AM, Robert Haas <> wrote:
> >> I mean, I can't see that building a PDF of the documentation really
> >> has much value, and I don't know even what else we can build.  Who in
> >> 2015 would use a PDF instead of HTML?
> >> 
> >> (If there is somebody, that is fine.  But I am curious who it is and
> >> why, because it seems to me like it would just be a nuisance.)
> > Paper publication, say that for example:
> >
> Peter's done work somewhat recently on the output of EPUB format,
> so I assume he thinks there's still interest in that.

Yeah, it's handy for e-readers.  I don't think that's too nice for
reference material, but it is for longer prose chapters we have.  You
can feed PDFs to e-readers but they don't work nearly as well, and if
you want to use HTML there I think the only way is to convert the HTML
to EPUB first, with worse results than creating the EPUB directly.

As I recall, we also support Info format.  That could be useful to Emacs
fans, but I haven't heard of anyone actually using it.

Álvaro Herrera      
PostgreSQL Development, 24x7 Support, Remote DBA, Training & Services

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