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On 10/01/2011 04:56 AM, Dag Wieers wrote:

This is the first public announcement of a new project I started to create 
an ODF backend for AsciiDoc. For those who don't know AsciiDoc, AsciiDoc 
is a lightweight markup language that is designed to map to DocBook 
semantics, and as such, ideal for creating consistent documentation, 
articles and O'Reilly books ;-)

Being able to convert from AsciiDoc to ODF (onto other formats through 
LibreOffice) is something that always appealed to me, and lead me to 
create unoconv for non-interactive conversions, and get 
involved with docbook2odf. However XSLT is not something I can introduce 
with great confidence at companies as part of a technical documentation 
workflow and docbook2odf was not the easiest to maintain.

The ultimate goal is for people to write basic documents in AsciiDoc, 
convert them to ODF, PDF or Word documents while applying a style in the 
process, without having to launch LibreOffice. However LibreOffice could 
be used to visually fine-tune the styling and using it in future 
conversions in order to give your documents a common identity 
(aka. corporate identity).

Result: no more messing around with XSLT or XSL-FO, and much more options 
wrt. styling.

The ODF backend for AsciiDoc is located at:

and feedback, pull-requests or ideas are very welcome.

Thanks Dag!

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