patrick jayet wrote:
> In fact, I have in the meantime worked a bit on the project and
> essentially fixed bugs and changed a few things in the wiki2latex
> python script. If you are interested, I can send you and Cyril the
> changes that I have made. I have also adapted the php code such that
> it works also under Windows, because I had to find a solution for
> converting the mediawiki format to pdf on a windows platform. So now,
> the version I have works on unix and windows.
I'm interested in your version, although I made a lot of changes to the
interface of the program, so I don't expect them to work out of the box.
I don't have any skills in php, so I would be pleased if you could adapt
your code for the current development version of wikipdf. (the branch is
wikipdf-flexbison on the cvs).
To give you an overview of what I do, here are the different steps
wikipdf has come through:
- replacement of the wiki to latex engine by an existing wiki to xml
(flexbisonparse), followed by a home-made xml-to-latex converter. This
works relatively well, but flexbisonparse is bugged and no longer
- I tried to write a wiki to xml converter from scratch, but I stopped,
because the wiki markup has evolved in such a complicated language that
I couldn't build a satisfying parser
- at the moment, I simply translate the php code for the parser into
Python. This will result in a sub-optimal program, but at least it
should produce a correct output (providing I tranlate correctly the
thousands of lines of the original code...)
The idea is to get something as modular as possible, so any interface
can be used. I'm also keen on the intermediate XML step, because I will
make possible to write another XML to anything converter later (for
example XML to openoffice)
There is plenty of work to do, and I would be please to get people on
board, as I'm not a very experienced programmer.
> Cyril: if you like I can contribute to the project. I think it is a
> very nice one. Don't hesitate to take contact with me regarding this.
> Cheers, :)
> On Mar 31, 2007, at 5:20 PM, Felipe Sanches wrote:
>> I have downloaded the last version available on sourceforge , but
>> this version does not seem to be still supported.
>> this latest version is a very old one. We havent released a newer one
>> yet, but there is 1 programer still constantly working on the
>> project. But he is working on the core of the application, not te UI.
>> Maybe that´s why there is no new release available yet. I am not
>> working on wikipdf anymore. Maybe someday I work on it again, but not
>> today :-(...
>> You can contact Cyril Buttay at cyrilbuttay@...
>> <mailto:cyrilbuttay@...> or send a message to the
>> devel mailing list: wikipdf-devel@...
>> You can also get a CVS copy of the project, but (in the wikipdf case)
>> it wont be much useful if youre not a programmer interested in
>> putting hands on code.
>> I hope it helps,