Announcement of LBP-1.2.0
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- or
A4-sized 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
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
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
We recommend an immediate upgrade to LBP-1.2.0.