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Bug#919624: ITP: daps -- DocBook-based authoring and publishing system




Package: wnpp
Severity: wishlist
Owner: Filippo Rusconi <lopippo@xxxxxxxxxx>

* Package name    : daps
 Version         : 3.0.0
 Upstream Author : Frank Sundermeyer <fsundermeyer@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
* URL             : http://opensuse.github.io/daps
* License         : GPL-3.0
Programming Lang: Shell, Python Description: DocBook Authoring and Publishing Suite (DAPS)
DAPS contains a set of stylesheets, scripts and makefiles that enable
you to create HTML, PDF, EPUB and other formats from DocBook XML with a
single command. It also contains tools to generate profiled source
tarballs for distributing your XML sources for translation or review.
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DAPS also includes tools that assist you when writing DocBook XML:
linkchecker, validator, spellchecker, editor macros and stylesheets for
converting DocBook XML.

I was looking for some integrated solution to author the user manuals of my
msXpertSuite software and I tried publican, but felt it was a bit rough. Then I
discovered daps and I found it really well documented, really
well-functioning. In no time I had a workflow that worked flawlessly.

DocBook is now getting more and more traction even amongs non-technical writers.
I feel that having a bit of competition in Debian is useful.

When DAPS will be in Debian, I'll build the user manuals of mineXpert and
massXpert during package build.

Thanks
Filippo
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⢀⣴⠾⠻⢶⣦⠀  Filippo Rusconi, PhD
⣾⠁⢠⠒⠀⣿⡁   Scientist at CNRS
⢿⡄⠘⠷⠚⠋⠀   Debian Developer
⠈⠳⣄⠀⠀⠀⠀  http://msxpertsuite.org
         http://www.debian.org