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Last Build Date: Mon, 26 Mar 2007 05:56:24 -0000

 



Linux Brochure Project switches to Subversion

Mon, 26 Mar 2007 05:56:24 -0000

The cvs2svn script helped to preserve all the commit and tagged release information that was in the CVS repository.



Linux Brochure Project (LBP) version 1.4.0 has been released

Fri, 16 Jun 2006 00:36:34 -0000

LBP is a GPLed Linux advocacy and publicity project which documents key Linux information in a standard-size brochure \(two sides of a single letter- or A4-sized sheet of paper which is Z- or C-folded into the six mini-pages of the brochure\). The new release incorporates a Spanish translation of the brochure kindly donated by Daniel Vicente Lühr Sierra of Chile. Thanks, Daniel\! The new release can be downloaded from http://sourceforge.net/project/showfiles.php?group\_id=85434. For additional details about LBP see: http://lbproject.sourceforge.net/.



Linux Brochure Project version 1.3.0 has been released

Mon, 29 May 2006 23:49:10 -0000

The Linux Brochure Project \(LBP\) is a GPLed Linux advocacy and publicity project which documents key Linux information in a standard-size brochure \(two sides of a single letter- or A4-sized sheet of paper which is Z- or C-folded into the six mini-pages of the brochure\). \* The LaTeX files have been modified so they work well with both traditional e-TeX and next-generation pdfeTeX versions of LaTeX. Our thanks to Ryan Underwood for bringing this issue to our attention and testing the updated LaTeX files. \* Build now includes a pdftohtml step to generate an html version of the brochure language that is suitable for BabelFish translations and which looks much better than the prior html results produced with latex2html. \* Brochure links have been completely reviewed and updated. We recommend an immediate upgrade to LBP-1.3.0. For more details about LBP see: http://lbproject.sourceforge.net/.



Linux Brochure Project version 1.2.0 is released

Sun, 11 Jan 2004 19:20:15 -0000

The Linux Brochure Project \(LBP\) version 1.2.0 has been released. LBP is a GPLed Linux advocacy and publicity project which documents key Linux information in a standard-size brochure \(two sides of a single letter-size or A4 sheet of paper which is Z- or C-folded into the six mini-pages of the brochure\). Since release 1.1.0 we have made the following important improvements: \* The build process has been substantially simplified. Previously we mimicked every latex step with a pdflatex equivalent, but now we simply use ps2pdf to convert the final postscript results to pdf at the end. \* Build support for brochures written in Western European languages. One of our example brochures is written in Italian, and we encourage translating the Linux brochure to additional languages as well. \* Build includes a latex2html step to generate an html version of the brochure language that is suitable for BabelFish translations. These rough translations can serve as a starting point for a polished brochure translation project. \* Build support for duplex printers that do not support the CUPS \(Common Unix Printing System\) -o sides=two-sided-short-edge option. \* Thumbnails and screenshots are changed from png to jpeg which saves \(in this case\) a factor of 10 in download size. \* Improved look to the brochure. Every mini-page is now vertically filled to a uniform length, and the watermark now has enhanced visibility and improved size/orientation. We recommend an immediate upgrade to LBP-1.2.0. For more details about LBP see: http://lbproject.sourceforge.net/. Documentation is located at http://lbproject.sourceforge.net/documentation.html , and the file release area is located at http://sourceforge.net/project/showfiles.php?group\_id=85434 .



Linux Brochure Project version 1.1.0 released

Sun, 12 Oct 2003 05:47:01 -0000

The Linux Brochure Project \(LBP\) version 1.1.0 has been released. LBP is a GPLed Linux advocacy and publicity project which documents key Linux information in a standard-size brochure \(two sides of a single letter-size or A4 sheet of paper which is Z-folded into the six mini-pages of the brochure\). Release 1.0.0 was our first stable version of this important Linux publicity tool for LUGs and other Linux organizations, but it had one major limitation; only letter-size brochures could be created which limited production to North American printers. With the release of LBP-1.1.0, this limitation has been removed and A4 size brochures can be easily created by specifying PAPERTYPE=a4 as an option for the 'make' command that generates the brochure. Now the whole world-wide Linux community should be able to use this brochure, and we encourage customized versions and translations into other languages \(so long as the requirements of the GPL are followed\). Ultimately we plan to have a suite of brochures from around the world displayed at http://lbproject.sourceforge.net/examples.html for those who want to be famous. :-\) Currently there are two customized brochures available at the above site -- a "Linus" version \(for both letter-size and A4 printers\) featuring famous quotes from Linus and a VLUG version that has been adopted as the official brochure of the Victoria Linux Users Group. For more details about LBP see: http://lbproject.sourceforge.net/. Documentation is located at http://lbproject.sourceforge.net/documentation.html , and the file release area is located at http://sourceforge.net/project/showfiles.php?group\_id=85434 .



Linux Brochure Project version 1.0.0 released

Mon, 06 Oct 2003 00:38:39 -0000

The Linux Brochure Project \(LBP\) is a GPL'd Linux advocacy and publicity project which documents key Linux information in a standard-size brochure \(two sides of a single letter-sized sheet of paper which is Z-folded into the six mini-pages of the brochure\). Release 1.0.0 is our first stable version of this important Linux publicity tool for LUGs and other Linux organizations. The software consists of LaTeX and pdfLaTeX scripts; Sketch input files; and a Makefile to keep the brochure build organized. Only open source software \(primarily LaTeX and Sketch\) is used to build LBP brochures. LUGs and other Linux organizations can customize the brochure to fit their requirements within the stringent space limitations. We encourage contributions of customized versions of the LBP brochure so ultimately there will be a suite of brochures from around the world at http://lbproject.sourceforge.net/examples.html for those who want to be famous. :-\) Currently there are two customized brochures available at the above site -- a "Linus" version featuring famous quotes from Linus and a VLUG version that has been adopted as the official brochure of the Victoria Linux Users Group. For more details about LBP see: http://lbproject.sourceforge.net/. Documentation is located at http://lbproject.sourceforge.net/documentation.html , and the file release area is located at http://sourceforge.net/project/showfiles.php?group\_id=85434 .



Linux Brochure Project version 1.0.0-rc2 released

Mon, 22 Sep 2003 19:41:26 -0000

The Linux Brochure Project \(LBP\) documents essential Linux information on two sides of a letter-sized sheet of paper that is Z-folded into six mini-pages of a leaflet. Release 1.0.1-rc2 is our latest release candidate \(incorporating two different customized Linux brochures\) for our first stable version of this important Linux publicity tool for LUGS and other Linux organizations.



Linux Brochure Project version 1.0.0-rc1 released

Fri, 25 Jul 2003 00:58:24 -0000

The Linux Brochure Project \(LBP\) documents essential Linux information in two pages Z-folded into a standard six-page leaflet. Release 1.0.1-rc1 is a release candidate for our first stable version of this important Linux publicity tool for LUGS and other Linux organizations.