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Parallel Programming: August 2011 Update

This release of the parallel programming book features a new data-ownership chapter, the start of a new validation chapter, and lots of fixes, primarily from Elie De Brauwer.

I expect to put out the next release in December. I will continue on validation, and hopefully get a few other things accomplished.

As always, git://git.kernel.org/pub/scm/linux/kernel/git/paulmck/perfbook.git will be updated in real time.


Aug. 31st, 2011 03:05 am (UTC)
Re: Epub format?
Sad to say, no progress. :-(

But I do have a (very rough) HTML version -- can that be converted to epub format? That would allow you to get the benefit of my a2ping.

Also, did you file a Fedora bug on a2ping? If not, could you please do so?
Tapio Tallgren
Sep. 2nd, 2011 11:33 am (UTC)
Re: Epub format?
The a2ping bug is now number 735312 in Bugzilla. I managed to build perfbook.pdf by replacing a2ping in the utilities/eps2pdf.sh script by
(a) a modified version of a2ping or
(b) epstopdf (which is part of texlive utilities just like a2ping)

However, perfbook_html looks a little scrambled, both the version I built myself and the one I downloaded from kernel.org.
Sep. 3rd, 2011 04:36 am (UTC)
Re: Epub format?
Thank you for filing the bug!

And yes, the HTML version is still experimental. It is a lot better than it was initially, but it needs more help. Most of the work to this point has been preprocessing the document so that latex2html will deal (more or less) with it. I am toying with the idea of writing a special-purpose script that takes perfbook_flat.tex and making one big .html out of it, but not sure that this would be all that great an approach.

Other options I should consider?