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Bug#919624: ITP: daps -- DocBook-based authoring and publishing system

Package: wnpp
Severity: wishlist
Owner: Filippo Rusconi <lopippo@debian.org>

* Package name    : daps
 Version         : 3.0.0
 Upstream Author : Frank Sundermeyer <fsundermeyer@opensuse.org>
* URL             : http://opensuse.github.io/daps
* License         : GPL-3.0
Programming Lang: Shell, Python Description: DocBook Authoring and Publishing Suite (DAPS)
DAPS contains a set of stylesheets, scripts and makefiles that enable
you to create HTML, PDF, EPUB and other formats from DocBook XML with a
single command. It also contains tools to generate profiled source
tarballs for distributing your XML sources for translation or review.
DAPS also includes tools that assist you when writing DocBook XML:
linkchecker, validator, spellchecker, editor macros and stylesheets for
converting DocBook XML.

I was looking for some integrated solution to author the user manuals of my
msXpertSuite software and I tried publican, but felt it was a bit rough. Then I
discovered daps and I found it really well documented, really
well-functioning. In no time I had a workflow that worked flawlessly.

DocBook is now getting more and more traction even amongs non-technical writers.
I feel that having a bit of competition in Debian is useful.

When DAPS will be in Debian, I'll build the user manuals of mineXpert and
massXpert during package build.


⢀⣴⠾⠻⢶⣦⠀  Filippo Rusconi, PhD
⣾⠁⢠⠒⠀⣿⡁   Scientist at CNRS
⢿⡄⠘⠷⠚⠋⠀   Debian Developer
⠈⠳⣄⠀⠀⠀⠀  http://msxpertsuite.org

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