May 26, 2018
DocBook to LaTeX/ConTeXt Publishing
Dblatex started as a DB2LaTeX clone. So, why this project? The purpose is a bit different on these points
1 The project is end-user oriented, that is, it tries to hide as much as possible the latex compiling stuff by providing a single clean script to produce directly DVI, PostScript and PDF output.
2 The actual output rendering is done not only by the XSL stylesheets transformation, but also by a dedicated LaTeX package. The purpose is to allow a deep LaTeX customisation without changing the XSL stylesheets.
3 Post-processing is done by Python, to make publication faster, convert the images if needed, and do the whole compilation.