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PDFExporter for ROASSAL

Jamir announced a pdf exporter for ROASSAL. Here is the announce.

I’m currently working on a PDF exporter for
Roassal http://objectprofile.com/#/pages/products/roassal/overview.html

There is still a lot to do and many bugs to squash:

If you want to try it you can get it here:

RoassalPdfExporter http://www.smalltalkhub.com/#!/~Jamir/RoassalPdfExporter/

You’ll also need: Artefact http://www.smalltalkhub.com/#!/~RMoD/Artefact
and Roassal http://www.smalltalkhub.com/#!/~ObjectProfile/Roassal

In order to get the PDF file, click on ‘export’ and then on double click in ‘export as PDF’ . And a new file named ‘test.pdf’ will be created on the root of your Pharo directory.

There are still some missing shapes like arrows and new lines in text, and
there will be bugs. Your feedback is much appreciated!

Best regards.


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One Markup to rule them all.

Pillar is a mark-up language that we use to generate our books in multiple format: tex, html, markdown…. The seaside book http://book.seaside.st was edited and written in pillar format as part of the Pier CMS (developed by L. Renggli). Now Damien Cassou enhanced Pillar and made it a nice standalone application. Here is the latest announce about pillar.

I’m proud to announce the 0.6 release of Pillar, a syntax and associated tools to write and generate documentation and books.

Pillar is currently used to write the Enterprise Pharo book (https://ci.inria.fr/pharo-contribution/job/PharoForTheEnterprise/) and other projects. You can get some pdfs of the new book at: https://ci.inria.fr/pharo-contribution/job/PharoForTheEnterprise/lastSuccessfulBuild/artifact/

Pillar has many features:

  • simple markup-based syntax with references, tables, pictures,captions… (this is the syntax of Pier)
  • export to HTML, LaTeX and markdown (more to come)
  • customization of the export through a dedicated STON configuration file
  • support of templates using the Mustache templating engine
  • syntax-highlighting of generated code blocks (not yet in LaTeX)
  • configurable numbering of section titles and figures
  • emacs style

Pillar has also:

I updated the http://www.smalltalkhub.com/#!/~Pier/Pillar description

You can load it using

Gofer new
   smalltalkhubUser: ‘Pier’ project: ‘Pillar’;

Have fun and now you are ready to write nice chapters for the forthcoming books

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