History of Changes0.7


Version 0.7 (not yet released)

Changes to the Code Base

  • add Completely rewrote the batch files. Among the major changes: The user must now specify the complete filename including the extension. The extension is no longer required to be TXT. The command now accepts switches. The user can now specify whether they want to create an article or a book via the "-a" or "-b" switch. Only one or the other is allowed. The user can specify the preferred DTD version via the "-v" switch. Currently supported DTD versions are simple, and 4.0 - 4.5. The default is 4.5. Switches can be listed in any order. The user can now specify a list of files to be converted. By default, the name of the output file will be the name of the first text file in the list minus the extension plus .XML. For example, if the the list of files passed is intro.txt, page1.txt, and page2.txt, the name of the generated file will be intro.xml. (MEM)
  • add Processing of the text file has been moved directly into the batch file. ANT is no longer used to do the initial conversion from TXT to XML. ANT is only called to "indentify" the file. This greatly increases the speed of the TXT to XML conversion. (MEM)
  • add All APT related variables are now set via the load_configuration.bat file. (MEM)
  • add Added APT-related variables. The user can now define or over-ride things such as the default language, encoding scheme, paper size, etc. Additionally, the user can now set their own defaults on either a global level, or at the document level. (MEM)
  • add Added custom config stuff for overriding the default config at a global or document specific level. (MEM)
  • add Updated the Simple DocBook DTD to 1.2CR1, 09 Mar 2006 (a customization of DocBook XML V4.5CR2) (MEM)
  • add Fixed numerous bugs related to option processing. Multi-stage (i.e.TXT to PDF) processing with an output file specified at the command line now works correctly. (MEM)
  • add Added processing of DocBook v4.4 and v4.5 documents. (MEM)
  • add Changed the default Docbook version to 4.5. (MEM)
  • add Updated the XSL stylesheets to version 1.69.1 (MEM)
  • add Added check to make sure that JAVA_HOME is set. (MEM)
  • add Added UNIX versions of the scripts. Now APHID is truly platform independent! (MEM)
  • add Added environment setup scripts that the user can source/run in order to initialize their APHID environment. (MEM)
  • add Added code to read the environment variables and issue an error message if APHID_HOME is not set up. Also reset the aphid.root variable to use APHID_HOME. (MEM)
  • add Added version (11 Oct 2006) of "DocBook: The Definitive Guide" so users don't have to go hunt down information on creating XML documents. (MEM)
  • fix Commented out the initial setting of the aphid_document_repository and aphid_document_output. The user can uncomment and set them to override the defaults. The script now correctly sets them only if they weren't already set. (MEM)
  • fix Changed the URL displayed in the HTML header and footer that is generated by aphid.xsl. It noew has the correct sourceforge URL for the APHID project. (MEM)
  • fix Modified ANT calls to use ANT_HOME. Removed some stuff which has been commented out for a while. Squashed a few bugs. (MEM)
  • remove Got rid of stuff related to document_deploy. We don't deploy anything. This was a hold-over from the original eDE stuff. (MEM)
  • remove Got rid of the ANT pretty build stuff. While interesting, it's really not related to this project. (MEM)