Announcement: new site for Exploring Lift

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Derek Chen-Becker

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Oct 14, 2010, 2:14:27 PM10/14/10
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Google Groups (which hosts our mailing list) will no longer support serving files past November 1st, so we've set up a new site to hold copies of the book as we work on it:

http://exploring.liftweb.net/

The Google Group will remain the primary means of discussing the book, and the new site has links to the issue tracking and source repos, which also remain the same. In addition to the PDF version of the book, the new site will also host an online HTML version of the book, as well as a downloadable HTML archive. Feedback on the book and/or site are always welcome!

Thanks,

Derek

Derek Chen-Becker

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Oct 15, 2010, 10:14:27 AM10/15/10
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OK, I have an interim fix in place. Apparently latex2html was trying to antialias text in the listings, which is what made it look so bad. I've checked a handful of listings and they look better. Long-term I'm going to see if I can write a plugin for latex2html that will turn the listings into <pre> blocks using syntaxhighligter (http://alexgorbatchev.com/SyntaxHighlighter/), since the current "render to image" precludes people copying and pasting the code.

Derek

On Fri, Oct 15, 2010 at 6:29 AM, Derek Chen-Becker <dchen...@gmail.com> wrote:
Yes, that looks bad. Let me see what I can do about it.


On Fri, Oct 15, 2010 at 2:45 AM, adam00 <ada...@autograf.pl> wrote:
There is something wrong with some of the "source-images" in on-line
version of book, for example, first one in page:

http://exploring.liftweb.net/master/node7.html

I see them "pixelized" on the left side of image.

Best regards,
Adam
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Derek Chen-Becker

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Oct 15, 2010, 4:10:41 PM10/15/10
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OK, after some hacking on customization of latex2html, the online version now uses the awesome SyntaxHighlighter package to format all code listings. There are still some kinks to work out (it seems to want to insert <p> elements whenever there's more than one consecutive newline in the listing), but this looks a heck of a lot better IMHO.

Derek

Randinn

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Oct 19, 2010, 3:44:01 AM10/19/10
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All I can say is, WOW, that you for all of the hard work that you put
in Derek.

On Oct 16, 7:10 am, Derek Chen-Becker <dchenbec...@gmail.com> wrote:
> OK, after some hacking on customization of latex2html, the online version
> now uses the awesome
> SyntaxHighlighter<http://alexgorbatchev.com/SyntaxHighlighter/>package
> to format all code listings. There are still some kinks to work out
> (it seems to want to insert <p> elements whenever there's more than one
> consecutive newline in the listing), but this looks a heck of a lot better
> IMHO.
>
> Derek
>
> On Fri, Oct 15, 2010 at 8:14 AM, Derek Chen-Becker <dchenbec...@gmail.com>wrote:
>
> > OK, I have an interim fix in place. Apparently latex2html was trying to
> > antialias text in the listings, which is what made it look so bad. I've
> > checked a handful of listings and they look better. Long-term I'm going to
> > see if I can write a plugin for latex2html that will turn the listings into
> > <pre> blocks using syntaxhighligter (
> >http://alexgorbatchev.com/SyntaxHighlighter/), since the current "render
> > to image" precludes people copying and pasting the code.
>
> > Derek
>
> > On Fri, Oct 15, 2010 at 6:29 AM, Derek Chen-Becker <dchenbec...@gmail.com>wrote:
>
> >> Yes, that looks bad. Let me see what I can do about it.
>
> >>> liftweb+u...@googlegroups.com<liftweb%2Bunsu...@googlegroups.com>
> >>> .

Derek Chen-Becker

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Oct 19, 2010, 11:23:58 PM10/19/10
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Well, technically the listings in the PDF do syntax highlighting, but the default palette is monochrome and not very stylized. Could you please open an issue to improve the styles for the listings to use color and whatever else you'd like to see?

Thanks,

Derek

On Sat, Oct 16, 2010 at 6:46 AM, Donald Tyler <chek...@gmail.com> wrote:
That looks great. Any chance we can get the syntax highlighting in the PDF?
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