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Cooking with DocBook

December 7th, 2011 by

Hi DocBook lovers,

browsed through a book, used your favorite search engine, or posted on LinkedIn, Xing, or the DocBook mailinglist to hunt for answers to your problems?

As an additional alternative, I’m happy to announce my latest project:

The DoCookBook Project
(released  under Creative Commons License)

The tongue-twisting name is a word play and picks up the two central topic about DocBook and cookbook.

What is the “DoCookBook Project”?

This project is a collection of problems and solution towards DocBook and the DocBook stylesheets. The book contains helpful topics with step-by-step instructions.

Why another project about DocBook?

Information about DocBook can be find in books or somewhere in the Internet. However, it can be an exhausting task to extract the necessary piece which fits to your problem. This project can help you to get your work done more quickly.

Is it done?

Not yet. Currently it is a draft. However, the structure is almost complete. The book contains some useful topics and it will be improved and extended over time.

Can I see the source code?

Sure! The source code of this book is published and maintained as a Mercurial repository.

Ok, you’ll get me! How can I support the project?

  • Register on the project mailinglist to influence the direction or to get updates
  • Point out typos, ambiguities, inconsistencies, or errors.
  • Let me know what’s your favorite topic.
    Send me your topics directly or use the project’s ticket system (see Ticket#15).
    If you want to use the latter, you’ll have to register at Sourceforge
  • Write your own topics.
  • Create a cool new layout.
  • Support this project and donate a small amount.

Have fun!

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One Response to “Cooking with DocBook”

  1. For German users, here is an introduction:

    http://www.linux-magazin.de/Fachbuecher/DoCookBook-Freies-Docbook-Buch-in-Arbeit