[fpc-devel] Too big documentation images

Florian Klaempfl florian at freepascal.org
Sun May 25 12:43:59 CEST 2008

Michael Van Canneyt schrieb:
> On Sun, 25 May 2008, Marco van de Voort wrote:
>>> On Sun, 25 May 2008 10:31:23 +0200 (CEST)
>>> Michael Van Canneyt <michael at freepascal.org> wrote:
>>>>> My idea would be just taking the current ones and cutting the white
>>>>> area. Shouldn't that be enougth?
>>>> No, because they would be overwritten the next time the docs are
>>>> built.
>>> So, the biggest issue is to find a latex to html converter?
>> It has been an issue for 10 years now.
> Exactly. There are 4 converters:
> Latex2html - a huge perl script which needs more time and memory than God 
>      needed to create the earth, to convert the docs.  We dumped it because 
>      it simply takes too long. It's good for small documents (articles), but
>      not for books.
> tex4ht - Was very good, but has some issues. Problem is that it's no longer
>          maintained, and is no longer included in e.g. SuSE.

Last version is from 2007 and ubuntu (I checked 8.04 too) has it.

root at idefix:~# apt-get install tex4ht
Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree
Reading state information... Done
The following extra packages will be installed:
Suggested packages:
Recommended packages:
The following NEW packages will be installed:
   tex4ht tex4ht-common
0 upgraded, 2 newly installed, 0 to remove and 0 not upgraded.
Need to get 1526kB of archives.
After unpacking 22.1MB of additional disk space will be used.
Do you want to continue [Y/n]?
Get:1 http://be.archive.ubuntu.com gutsy/main tex4ht-common 20070717-2 
Get:2 http://be.archive.ubuntu.com gutsy/main tex4ht 20070717-2 [187kB]
Fetched 1526kB in 16s (94.5kB/s)
Selecting previously deselected package tex4ht-common.
(Reading database ... 97036 files and directories currently installed.)
Unpacking tex4ht-common (from .../tex4ht-common_20070717-2_all.deb) ...
Selecting previously deselected package tex4ht.
Unpacking tex4ht (from .../tex4ht_20070717-2_amd64.deb) ...
Setting up tex4ht-common (20070717-2) ...
texhash: Updating /var/lib/texmf/ls-R-TEXMFMAIN...
texhash: Updating /var/lib/texmf/ls-R-TEXLIVE...
texhash: Updating /var/lib/texmf/ls-R...
texhash: Done.
Replacing config file /etc/texmf/texmf.cnf with new version

Setting up tex4ht (20070717-2) ...

root at idefix:~#

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