These days I’m very busy writing a 150 pages document about ONess to be presented at the University of A Coruña (Spain). This doc is written in spanish and documents all the development process (eXtreme Programming based) of the ONess project till now.
I finally decided to use docbook as I found XMLMind editor (thanks Ben) that helps a lot writing docbook xml. I used Latex in previous projects but I don’t like it too much and xml is powerful and easier to transform.
To transform docbook xml to pdf I use a modified version of the maven sdocbook plugin. I also use a custom stylesheet to set fo parameters based on the one from Spring distribution, based in turn on the Hibernate one (thanks again Ben). Now I get a pretty pdf with correct margins, line spacing,…
I think it’s time to join efforts and create a maven plugin to generate pdf and html output from docbook so contributions are welcome.