[mapserver-dev] epub docs...

John Cole jcole at carinatek.com
Wed May 26 13:39:46 EDT 2010

Great!  I was wondering about that when I saw the Sphinx questions roll
through.  I'll give it a whirl tonight, as it seems you have to use
iTunes to load a book onto the pad.



-----Original Message-----
From: Howard Butler [mailto:hobu.inc at gmail.com] 
Sent: Wednesday, May 26, 2010 11:29 AM
To: John Cole
Cc: MapServer Dev Mailing List
Subject: Re: [mapserver-dev] epub docs...


Now that we have upgraded to Sphinx 1.0, (english-only) epub is now
available. For some reason, the build throws unicode errors on the
german build, but I suspect that is due to our old python on


Enjoy on your ipad!


On Apr 26, 2010, at 8:49 AM, Howard Butler wrote:

> On Apr 26, 2010, at 8:28 AM, John Cole wrote:
>> I see where Howard added an epub step to the documentation
creation... is that available for download anywhere?
> Not yet.  You need an unreleased Sphinx 1.0 to be able to create epub
docs, and the server where we run docs nightly doesn't have that yet.  I
hope to enable things soon once after 1.0 is released.
> If you're adventurous, you can pull down a copy of the latest
Mercurial repository and issue 'make epub' and things should work.  I
was able to get a usable set in my initial test.
> I will also note that I have been working with the rst2pdf developer
to ensure that the MapServer docs build with that tool as well.  That
Sphinx extension will allow us to build a styleable (and better looking
in my opinion) PDF without the latex overhead.  MapServer's complex and
large docs have been a good test case(s) of the software ...
> Howard

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