If someone can point me to rock solid ubuntu linux toolchain install
and book build instructions, I'd like to try again.
I and possibly others would be a prime candidate for buying the book
so long as I can always download the latest build...see how
http://pragprog.com handles "beta" books...they do a fantastic job.
On Tue, Jul 26, 2011 at 5:43 AM, Jon Hancock <[hidden email]> wrote:
> I've tried several times in the past and failed to compile the book.
> I can clone the repo
> https://github.com/SquareBracketAssociates/PharoByExample-english > I can go through various latex install routines I found around the web
> (linux and OS X). But I've always ended up with a toolchain that throws
> errors instead of compiling the book.
I'm on Ubuntu and have a set of texlive-* packages installed (you can
install texlive-full if you don't want to care about which texlive-*
packages are necessary).
Once you cloned the repo, cd into it and run
$ pdflatex PBE1.tex
$ pdflatex PBE1.tex
You will get a PBE1.pdf book which is the Pharo By Example volume 1.
I guess it is because this is the latest version as the book is
finished and published. We are now working on Volume 2 (compile
PBE2.tex to have an idea of its content).
> The "Buy the book! (lulu.com)"
> link, even worse, doesn't tell me what the build date of what I would be
You are right, it should be clearer. However, I you go to the lulu web
page and browse the preview of the book, you will see that it has been
compiled in 2010 which shows it is the last version. (It is probably
the exact same version as the downloadable pdf but we compiled it
later because we had problems with Lulu).
> If someone can point me to rock solid ubuntu linux toolchain install and
> book build instructions, I'd like to try again.
I hope my instructions will help you. Otherwise, please contact us again.
> I and possibly others would be a prime candidate for buying the book so long
> as I can always download the latest build...see how http://pragprog.com > handles "beta" books...they do a fantastic job.
We have unfortunately no time to do an editor/publisher's job. We
welcome anyone who is willing to help.