[NTG-context] Now that I have something working on mkiv, I'd like to try ePUB

Hans Hagen pragma at wxs.nl
Wed Mar 18 08:46:58 CET 2015


On 3/18/2015 7:34 AM, Gerben Wierda wrote:
> On 18 Mar 2015, at 02:14, Hans Hagen <pragma at wxs.nl
> <mailto:pragma at wxs.nl>> wrote:
>
>> On 3/17/2015 10:33 PM, Gerben Wierda wrote:
>>> On 17 Mar 2015, at 16:51, Hans Hagen <pragma at wxs.nl
>>> <mailto:pragma at wxs.nl>> wrote:
>>>
>>>> On 3/17/2015 3:41 PM, Gerben Wierda wrote:
>>>>> Nobody?
>>>>>
>>>>> On 15 Mar 2015, at 22:12, Gerben Wierda <Gerben.Wierda at rna.nl
>>>>> <mailto:Gerben.Wierda at rna.nl>> wrote:
>>>>>
>>>>>> Now that I have my book project basically running on mkiv (the
>>>>>> layout probably has a few problems left, the main one currently
>>>>>> being extra whitespace after a chapter heading  compared to mkii),
>>>>>> I’d like to try producing ePUB from it.
>>>>>>
>>>>>> ConTeXtgarden says I have to add a backend and points me to the
>>>>>> info on the standard project structure (which I use), but there I
>>>>>> don’t find anything about a backend. The extended example says
>>>>>> that starting january 2015, things have changed with ePUB, which
>>>>>> probably also applies to me as I only recently started with a
>>>>>> fresh download of a current ConTeXt mkiv.
>>>>>>
>>>>>> So, can someone tell me what I need to do to get a basic ePUB output?
>>>>
>>>> \setupbackend
>>>>  [export=yes]
>>>>
>>>> more on wiki
>>>
>>> The wiki doesn’t really help. Am I supposed to create another product
>>> file in …/products?
>>
>> no, just enable it ... export files end up in a subpath
>
> I did add this to the environment file and tried to create an ePub for
> the whole book and for an individual chapter, but no success yet:
>
> luna-wifi:chapters gerben$ (. /usr/local/src/ConTeXt/tex/setuptex &&
> mtxrun --script epub --make c_loosely.specification)
> Setting "/usr/local/src/ConTeXt/tex" as ConTeXt root.
>
> mtx-epub        | unknown specificaton file
> 'c_loosely.specification-export/c_loosely.specification-pub' for
> 'c_loosely.specification'
> luna-wifi:chapters gerben$ (. /usr/local/src/ConTeXt/tex/setuptex &&
> mtxrun --script epub --make prd_book.specification)
> Setting "/usr/local/src/ConTeXt/tex" as ConTeXt root.
>
> mtx-epub        | unknown specificaton file
> 'prd_book.specification-export/prd_book.specification-pub' for
> 'prd_book.specification'
>
>
> What am I missing? What is a specification file?

you process the tex file as normal .. that will produce a specification 
file that will be used if you use mtxrun --script epub later (the call 
is mentioned at the end of a tex run that has the export enabled)

Hans


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