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Tubaina is a textbook generator which receives a simple markup language syntax and outputs Xhtml and Latex.


  • August 07, 2012 A lot of bugs fixed and new features added since last update of this changelog, here are some of them:
    • it's possible to define boolean variables (in a similar way as C ifdef) to be avaiable at ftl templates with the option -e <var1> <var2>...
    • new output option (-kindle) added to generate html output focused on building ebooks such as .epub or .mobi formats.
    • a book may be splitted in multiple parts simply by adding [part <title>] tag at the beggining of a chapter.
    • a new tag to render code published at gist: [gist <gist-id>]
  • September 15, 2011 Dropped support for one section per page, HTML. Instead, the -html option will generate an experimental one-page textbook (in which we're working :) ).
  • April 28, 2011 Support to syntax highlighting using Pygments (in many many languages).
  • October 24, 2010 Discontinuation of Maven as a build tool. Gradle is the new choice.
  • Aug 17, 2009 New output format --htmlflat (HTML output with one page per chapter).
  • Aug 6, 2009 Support for more than one chapter per afc file has been dropped. Please split your chapters in multiple files.

Developers' info

This project is built using Gradle (0.9rc1+). In order for it to behave like an Eclipse project you'll need to have Gradle installed (instructions to be found at: and then run:

> cd path/to/tubaina
> gradle eclipse

In order to build the distribution version do:

> cd path/to/tubaina
> gradle clean build zip

This will run the tests and, among other stuff, build a *.zip file with Tubaina's jar and all necessary libraries under build/distributions

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