| The FlightGear forum has a
subforum related to: Documentation
|Developed by||Ruben De Smet (rubdos)|
|Written in||Python2, pdfLaTeX|
|License||GNU GPL v2|
The Documentation compiler is a script that reads FlightGear data such as PropertyList-encoded Aircraft checklists XML files and writes out pdf files using pdfLaTeX. It was first announced on the forum.
The Documentation compiler takes Flightgear data and render a pdf file. It currently handles only aircraft data, but different other things have been suggested.
- It takes the aircrafts checklists and outputs them to LaTeX
- It takes the extra LaTeX data in the Docs/ subdirectory of the aircraft and puts it before the checklists.
- It takes the thumbnail of the aircraft for using it on the titlepage of the documentation.
|For reference, the current Latex creator that parses and packages up all the Docs/README files is available as part of the "getstart" git repository: https://www.gitorious.org/fg/getstart/. The specific script is getstart/bin/makereadmepdf.pl
I re-run that script for each release and check in the resulting PDF into FGDATA. If you'd like to do so, we could include your script in the getstart repository and I would re-run it for each release as well, so each release would include a set of Aircraft PDF files as well.