Version 1.76.0 of the open source DocBook-XSL stylesheets, which convert DocBook documents into a variety of outputs including PDF, HTML, and EPUB, has just been released into the wild for testing. It includes a number of EPUB enhancements and bugfixes that we’ve contributed over the last year, so we’d love to have your feedback.
DocBook-XSL uses their experimental .0 releases, like 1.76.0, to encourage real-world testing. They should not be used in production systems, but are usually followed by stable releases, like 1.76.1, in a few weeks.
Some of the EPUB improvements include:
- Support for multiple embedded fonts
- Improved selection of cover images
- Workarounds for ADE bugs
- Changes to NCX documents to create better inputs for
kindlegen(to create Mobis)
- Better date outputs for
Please report issues and bugs to the DocBook-XSL bug tracker.