February 2009 Archives

Generate ePub files from your DocBook XML today using the first stable release with ePub support, DocBook-XSL 1.74.1.
Nice to see some old-school text-based browser action, and as Bookworm was written exclusively using emacs, it seems appropriate: Screenshot via kamen.nadev. This isn't just geek cred, though. For the same reasons that the site is usable in a text...
I didn't see it coming from this audience, but the Twitter chatter was thunderous during the TOC Conference this year. As things wound up, a lot of attendees were looking for a single list of all the conference tweets. Not...
Start using our O'Reilly Product Metadata Interface (OPMI) with a couple of lines of Ruby.
This is the kind of web usage report that makes site managers ecstatic and software engineers cringe, and as I'm playing both roles in this case I'd describe it as a feeling of giddy terror. Bookworm has been online...
I'm extremely pleased to announce that the Bookworm project is now part of O'Reilly Labs.
A lot has changed since we first launched Labs, and so in conjunction with the 2009 Tools of Change for Publishing conference, I'm happy to announce the return of O'Reilly Labs, and with it two new projects: Bookworm and the OPMI.

Projects

Bookworm

The free platform for reading EPUB books online from any device.

Integrated with O'Reilly Labs 02/09/09.

First translations added 03/11/09.

Feedbooks integration & one-click addition added 07/29/09.

Beta Projects

Open Feedback Publishing System (OFPS)

Participate in collaborative community feedback to help refine in-progress, open manuscripts like Building iPhone Apps with HTML, CSS, and JavaScript or the published Programming Scala.

Released 05/20/09.

O'Reilly Product Metadata Interface (OPMI)

Want to know all we know about an  O'Reilly book? Give us an ISBN and we'll let you in on our (RDF) secrets!

Released 02/09/09.

Open Source

DocBook-XSL 1.74.3 with Improved ePub Output

Keith Fahlgren (O'Reilly Media) helped release the stable 1.74.3 release of the open source DocBook-XSL project and improved the EPUB generation stylesheets. Paul Norton (Adobe) and Liza Daly (Threepress) provided very helpful patches.

Released 02/17/09.

DocBook-XSL 1.74.0 EPUB Output

Paul Norton (Adobe) and Keith Fahlgren (O'Reilly Media) have contributed code to the 1.74.0 release of the open source DocBook-XSL project that generates EPUB documents from DocBook. An alpha-quality reference implementation in Ruby was also been provided.

EPUB is an open standard of  the The International Digital Publishing Forum (IDPF) and something O'Reilly is trying  to help gain wider adoption.

Released 06/02/08.