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Thomas Schraitle

Documentation team member, DocBook and XML supporter, book writer, and playing with XSLT, RELAX NG, Python, typography, fonts, and LaTeX

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DocBook Authoring and Publishing Suite (DAPS) 2.0 Released

June 23rd, 2015 by

After more than two years of development, 15 pre-releases and more than 2000 commits we proudly present release 2.0 of the DocBook Authoring and Publishing Suite, in short DAPS 2.0.

DAPS lets you publish your DocBook 4 or Docbook 5 XML sources in various output formats such as HTML, PDF, ePUB, man pages or ASCII with a single command. It is perfectly suited for large documentation projects by providing profiling support and packaging tools. DAPS supports authors by providing linkchecker, validator, spellchecker, and editor macros. DAPS exclusively runs on Linux.


Hackweek: Hot Chili Sauce for Hot Lizards

October 8th, 2013 by

This hot sauce can be used to spice up your food, give you creative
energy, and is a nice gift for your friends and family members — not
only for Hackweek.

Name: hot-chili-sauce
Summary: Toms’s Hot Chili Sauce
License: BSD
Version: 1.0
Group: Cooking/Sauce/Chili


A New Font Repository

May 21st, 2012 by

what do you need when you write some text? Content, of course. Apart from your content you need an additional part to make it a shiny contribution: fonts! If you don’t know already: we have now a new repository dedicated just to fonts.


The Exo Typeface Family

December 8th, 2011 by

Some week ago, I’ve stumbled upon a very promising font project. It’s called the Exo Typeface Family and I think this could be a valuable addition to our distribution:

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.


Calibre Repository Moved

April 15th, 2011 by

Maybe not everybody knows it or it may be a bit too late, but nevertheless… the Calibre repository on home:thomas-schraitle:calibre has been moved to Documentation:Tools. It was necessary due to some internal reorganisation. The new location is now the official devel project.

Have fun! ūüôā

Status Hungarian openSUSE Documentation

November 17th, 2010 by

As I wrote last time, I’ve migrated our documentation to a public SVN server on BerliOS. There you can get the English sources of the official openSUSE documentation and some business products too.

Apart from Russian, I’m very happy that the Hungarian translation of the openSUSE documentation is underway! Thanks to K√°lm√°n K√©m√©nczy, he will publish the Hungarian documentation soon. Currently, some translatation, proofreading, and polishing have to be done, so stay tuned (see https://svn.berlios.de/svnroot/repos/opensuse-doc/trunk/documents/distribution/hu.)
By the way, the Hungarian books from the 11.1 and 11.2 release can be downloaded in the Hungarian portal.

If someone from the Hungarian community wants to help, please support K√°lm√°n and contact him for futher details.

Thanks K√°lm√°n, for your ongoing work! I’m sure, everybody appreciates your work, be it in the past, present, or future.

Merging SVN Repositories Explained

October 30th, 2010 by

Adding files to a SVN server is usually a task done in seconds. However, having several independent SVN repositories and wanting to ‚Äúcombine‚ÄĚ them, this is not trivial‚ÄĒespecially if you want to preserve the history.

The doc team had had three different, independent repositories on BerliOS (opensuse-ha-doc, opensuse-docmaker, and opensuse-lfl) all holding separate information. This was a bit silly, so my task was to consolidate them into opensuse-doc by keeping all history.



October 23rd, 2010 by

Before and during the openSUSE conference, some nice people (Jens-Daniel, J√ľrgen, Darix) created the following site for you:

http://rtfm.opensuse.org http://doc.opensuse.org

Thank you guys! I like the thrilling name. ūüėČ

It’s a static page (at the moment?) and collects the current documentation from several products and projects. Probably you will see more to come in the next weeks.

Have fun!

Update (AJ since Thomas is ill) 2010-10-27: Based on the feedback received, we’re going to¬† change now rtfm.opensuse.org to docs.opensuse.org. So, you can reach the fine side under http://docs.opensuse.org and http://doc.opensuse.org.

Checking EPUBs

October 3rd, 2010 by

EPUBs are getting more and more important thesedays. If you believe the essays from well-informed magazines, they will develop into a standard for book and text consumption as MP3 did for audio.