[reportlab-users] manual proposal

Andy Robinson andy at reportlab.com
Mon Oct 20 10:16:58 EDT 2008

2008/10/20 Volker Haas <volker.haas at brainbot.com>:

> Hi all,

> I would like to point out another option of generating reportlab manuals. I

> am one of the developers of the pediapress team and we built (and are still

> extending and improving) a library to parse and output MediaWiki articles as

> PDFs. The PDF export is done with reportlab - other output options are odf,

> xml and xhtml. Multiple articles can be combined into a book by using the

> Collection extension (mediawiki extension).

Wow, we're spoilt for choice. This is another project I regret I just didn't
have time to catch up with.

The third choice, and what I was aiming for, is Sphinx/docutils/rst2pdf. If we
help Roberto get rst2pdf working well enough that (a) we can use ReST
in subversion and generate all outputs, and (b) the Python language itself
could drop their current route to PDF and use our Python tools too.
But it would be wrong for us to embark on something needing development
if a good solution exists too.

- Andy

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