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Fwd: [publican-list] Publican 1.0 nearly here

Hey all -- Publican 1.0 is very nearly here and addresses a large number of problems that we've all experienced with the 0.x versions of the tool. It's a lot faster too, which is always nice :)

In general, members of the docs team should not be shy about upgrading to the new tool as it becomes available in your version of Fedora; Publican 1.0 includes functionality to help you migrate documentss from the old version to the new version. Furthermore, you can include the files necessarily to build in Publican 0 or Publican 1 in the same document -- it's not an either/or scenario.

The only people who should *not* upgrade to the new Publican prior to the release of F-12 are those of us using Publican to build documents in languages other than English. Differences exist between the way that Publican 0 handled certain elements in PO files and the way that Publican 1 handles them. These changes have been made to make translators' jobs easier, but mean that some PO files translated for Publican 0 will require fine-tuning to build properly in Publican 1. Obviously, that's not something we should be doing for docs that are already frozen for translation!

The User Guide for Publican 1.0 is available here, if you want to read up on what's ahead: http://rlandmann.fedorapeople.org/pug/

If there's any way that I can help you through the transition, please don't hesitate to ask!



-------- Original Message --------
Subject: 	[publican-list] Publican 1.0 nearly here
Date: 	Sun, 01 Nov 2009 16:05:53 +1000
From: 	Ruediger Landmann <r landmann redhat com>
Reply-To: 	Publican discussions <publican-list redhat com>
To: 	Publican discussions <publican-list redhat com>

The long-awaited Publican 1.0 and its brand package for Fedora will
appear in Rawhide shortly. The current state for other versions of
Fedora is as follows:

Fedora 12

Packages built; Fedora 12 is currently in freeze prior to release.

Fedora 11

Waiting on owner of docbook-style-xsl to build version>= 1.75.1 for
F-11 -- https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=532258

Fedora 10

Waiting on owner of docbook-style-xsl to build version>= 1.75.1 for
F-10 -- https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=532259

Waiting on owner of perl-Class-Trigger to build version>= 0.13 for F-10
-- https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=531969

Waiting on owner of perl-Syntax-Highlight-Engine-Kate to branch and
build for F-10 -- https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=532278



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