Two updates to the epub-tools Python code libraries:
- tei2epub has been updated to version 1.0b2 as a release candidate.
- docbook2epub has been released
The two libraries share common code which is automatically included in any ZIP bundle to handle general ePub tasks, including packing the ZIP file correctly. This required some significant updates to tei2epub, which no longer includes the epubcheck Java library. If the library is downloaded separately then both applications will perform validation after the ePub is built.
docbook2epub is very similar to the db2epub Ruby application which is included with the DocBook XSL. It doesn’t offer any significant features over db2epub; it just happens to be in Python.