$Id: RELEASE-NOTES.xml,v 1.4 2005/04/27 19:33:21 xmldoc Exp $
These are the release notes for the DocBook Slides distribution. This file provides a high-level overview of features and API changes in each release.
Bug fixes are (mostly) not documented here. For a complete list of changes, including descriptions of bug fixes, see the NEWS file, which is auto-generated from the commit descriptions for changes in the project CVS repository.
This is a feature release that includes some significant
schema changes as well as fixes for a few bugs. The feature
changes include newly added support for generating presentations
in HTML Help format. There are also experimental versions of
stylesheets for generating presentations in Keynote and SVG
formats. It also includes a new (and still experimental)
script to facilitate XML catalog and locating-rules setup.
Slides (non-full) is now based on Simplified DocBook 1.1 and Slides "full" is now based on DocBook 4.4. The main benefit this provides is the ability to use HTML tables in your Slides XML source (instead of just CALS tables).
RELAX NG schemas in RNC (compact-syntax) form as well as in RNG (XML syntax) form are now included in the distribution. You can use those to do context-sensitive Slides editing in a RELAX NG-aware editor such as Emacs/nXML, oXygen XML Editor, XMLBuddy, or Exchanger XML Editor. (Note that the RELAX NG schemas are currently generated from the DTDs).
locatingrules.xml file has been added
to the distribution. The
locatingrules.xml file tells a
"locating rules"-aware editor such as Emacs/nXML to
automatically associate the included RELAX NG Slides schema
with any document whose root element is
foilgroupis now supported. (You must have the DocBook XSL stylesheets v1.67.0 or greater to use xrefs.)
show.foil.numberwhich can enable numbering of slides. Currently works only with
dbhtml dirprocessing instruction