[Slackdocs] E-book version of Wiki content

Nocturnal Slacker nocturnal.slacker at hotmail.com
Sun Jul 26 00:35:08 CEST 2015

On 07/24/2015 09:23 AM, Eric Hameleers (SBo) wrote:
> Op 24-7-2015 om 01:14 schreef Nocturnal Slacker:
>> On 07/23/2015 10:28 AM, Eric Hameleers (SBo) wrote:
>>> I have not explicitly mentioned http://docs.slackware.com/epub:slackbook
>>> in earlier posts, but a thread on LinuxQuestions
>>> (http://www.linuxquestions.org/questions/slackware-14/slackdocs-and-slackware-linux-essentials-book-s-4175548580/)
>>> triggered me that people are not aware that an EPUB version of the
>>> Slackware Linux Essentials, Revised"" book (Wiki edition can be
>>> downloaded from our Wiki.
>>> The SlackDocs Wiki has an "epub" extension which allows to define the
>>> content of a custom book (you select the pages) and then create an EPUB
>>> book out of that.
>>> On the page http://docs.slackware.com/epub:slackbook I defined an EPUB
>>> by adding all the chapters of our WIki version of the Slack Book and
>>> running the generator on that definition. The resulting EPUB book is
>>> http://docs.slackware.com/_media/epub:alienbob:2015_july_23_05-55-47.epub
>>> ,
>>> a URL which is accessible on that page even for visitors without editor
>>> rights.
>>> Challenge to you, the mailing list audience: I need a cover page for
>>> that EPUB book!
>>> The official cover of the paper book "Slackware Linux Essentials" (see
>>> http://it-book.pro/img/books/14.png) looks nice but the Revised book is
>>> not written by these original authors, it was a community effort to
>>> rejuvenate the original book. The printed version of this Revised
>>> edition lists Alan Hicks as additional author next to the three original
>>> ones: https://store.slackware.com/images/sp/slackbook.gif
>>> The Slack Book Beta is yet another incarnation of the book - re-written
>>> by Alan Hicks to get rid of the GPL restrictions of the original - is
>>> what we imported into our WIki.
>>> What I want is a cover image in the spirit of the original. That image
>>> (if one is created) will be added to the EPUB book.
>>> Eric
>>> _______________________________________________
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>> I could probably GIMP something up pretty easily, but I'd need to know a
>> bit more precisely what you want on the cover and the preferred color
>> schema and optimum resolution to be utilized for the epub document. Give
>> me some details of what you have in mind, Eric, and I'll work up two or
>> three versions for you to consider.
>> ~vtel
> Well, it was implied by linking to
> https://store.slackware.com/images/sp/slackbook.gif that a cover image
> for the Wiki version may somewhat look like that older cover. At least
> regarding color scheme and graphics.
> For certain, the Slackware logo (the "S" as well as the "Slackware
> Linux" understrike text) should be present in some capacity (wither
> whole, or morphed or partially visible).
> No author names on the new cover though - the title should be
> sufficient, and it should be clear that this is a Wiki-fied version of
> the Beta Book.
> Something like "The Slack Book"as the main title and "SlackDocs Wiki
> version" as a subtitle?
> I leave it to you to include (or not) the Wiki URL
> http://docs.slackware.com/slackbook:start on that cover image.
> Have fun! Eric H.

OK. Version number 2 attached. :)



V. T. Eric Layton (vtel57, Nocturnal Slacker)
Tampa, Florida, USA

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