sussman at red-bean.com
Mon Jul 25 12:18:54 CDT 2005
On Jul 22, 2005, at 1:21 PM, Martin Stiaszny wrote:
> I've heard good things about the book; haven't had a chance to sample
> the content yet, but one of the first things I noticed was the
> typesetting. The margins are narrow and the type and line spacing
> small. Perhaps this was done intentionally to conserve paper, but it
> makes for a much harder read on the eyes. Also, some of figures are
> quite fuzzy.
No, it's just the result of a particular stylesheet in our build
system. We're converting docbook-xml into 'fo', and the the FOP
program renders the 'fo' data into PDF.
We're quite picky about our html CSS appearance. But I don't think
anyone has made an effort to improve the "default" appearance of
the .fo files that get generated. We'd love your help!
> I would just buy a copy from O'Reilly (hopefully the project gets some
> money from that) in hopes of getting more appealing typesetting, but I
> hear the first edition contains quite a few errors
I know of almost no errors at all in the hardcopy. Out of date?
Sure. The hardcopy doesn't explain svn 1.1 or 1.2 features. :-)
> Is O'Reilly coming out with a second edition any
> time soon?
Not that we know of.
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