Tuesday, May 27, 2003

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so it looks like the people at apress are serious, and they really do want me to write a book about
subversion. i was a little skeptical at first, since i haven't written anything longer than a term paper since high school, but i just got a contract emailed to me, so i guess they're really serious ;-)

anyway, assuming i don't freak out and decide that there's no way i'll be able to write an entire book about anything, i'll be signing the contract and sending it back in the next day or so, and then i'll settle down and devote a staggering amount of my free time over the rest of the year to writing.

now, back to figuring out how to make docbook produce separate output files for each chapter in a book. i'm certain it can be done for html, but i need rtf, since apress works in word, and if i want to work in docbook i'll have to adapt a bit to what they need. if anyone has any clue on how to do this, please feel free to let me know. i spent much of the weekend struggling to make it produce rtf output at all, and i'm not looking forward to attacking the 'separate files' problem...