[Sugar-devel] [support-gang] New and revised chapters of "Make Your Own Sugar Activities!" ready for review, feedback
nicestep at gmail.com
Tue Feb 2 17:30:25 EST 2010
There will be several ways for readers of the book to get the code:
1). The Floss Manuals website, which is where the book will live.
2). A PDF, which they would normally generate themselves from the website.
3). A Git repository containing all the sample code, which would
probably be the simplest method for most. The repository exists and
is referred to in the book in several places. I can stress using the
Git repo instead of copy and paste in future drafts.
As for the PDF, at this time generating the PDF using a tool called
OBJAVI! seems to be the simplest method of getting a text for people
to review. In the Floss Manuals site it is possible to "publish" a
book so that its contents do not change while you make revisions, but
book authors typically do not have authority to publish themselves. I
get the impression that most use OBJAVI like I've been doing.
Thanks for the feedback. If you're trying to learn Activity writing
from the draft, check out the Git repository and more power to you!
On Tue, Feb 2, 2010 at 3:51 PM, Aaron Konstam <akonstam at sbcglobal.net> wrote:
> On Tue, 2010-02-02 at 15:46 -0600, Aaron Konstam wrote:
>> > On Thu, Jan 21, 2010 at 4:41 PM, Aleksey Lim <alsroot at member.fsf.org> wrote:
>> > > On Thu, Jan 21, 2010 at 10:24:50AM -0600, Jim Simmons wrote:
>> > >> I just finished writing another chapter of the book, this one on
>> > >> adding Text to Speech to your Activities. I've also made various
>> > >> additions and corrections to the rest of it. If you want to check out
>> > >> what I have a PDF created with OBJAVI! is available here:
>> > >>
>> > >> http://objavi.flossmanuals.net/books/ActivitiesGuideSugar-en-2010.01.21-18.33.56.pdf
>> > >
>> > > Thanks for your efforts!
>> At at least one point in the pdf file referenced above the intent is for
>> the reader to copy the text from the book reading program in python to a
>> separate file. I find that impossibly to do on an F12 machine. Copying
>> from a pdf file seems not to be supported.
> Correction Copying from that pdf file seems impossible. Garbage results.
> I've looked at the listing, and it's right! -- Joel Halpern
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