Pipeline 2 1.4 released!

The 1.4 version of the Pipeline 2 project is now available for download. Three alternative packages are proposed:

  • the Default Distribution (ZIP - 27MB): includes the command line tool and all the conversion scripts except those related to Braille production.
  • the Web UI Distribution (ZIP - 63MB): includes the command line tool, all the conversion scripts except those related to Braille production and a BETA version of the local Web User Interface.
  • the Full Distribution (ZIP - 79MB): includes the command line tool and all the conversion scripts (including those related to Braille production) and a BETA version of the local Web User Interface.

New scripts

The release introduces the following new scripts:

  • DTBook validator - currently limited to validation of 2005-3 DTBooks; supports MathML islands.
  • DTBook to XHTML5 conversion - currently produces the EPUB 3 flavor of XHTML5.
  • DAISY 3 to EPUB 3 conversion - supports the conversion of text and audio DAISY 3 books to EPUB 3 with Media Overlays; text-only DAISY 3 books are converted to text-only EPUB 3.
  • DTBook to PEF conversion
  • PEF-production scripts can now produce a BRF output

About the Web UI

The last two distributions include the first public BETA release of the local Web UI. It is a a Web-based user interface for the Pipeline2 that can be started offline as a desktop application.

To open the application, open the start launcher in the webui directory of the Pipeline installation directory.

Note: the Java binaries directory must be on the PATH environment variable of your operating system.

See also the Web UI usage guide for a detailed walkthrough of the Web UI.

Finally, please note that this first release is tagged as "beta" and several improvements are in the works for Q1/Q2 2013. Notably, the UI has not been extensively tested for accessibility as of yet, any feedback or contribution in this domain are welcome.

Other changes

This release brings several bug fixes and improvements. Please refer to the release notes for more details.

As usual feedback is warmly welcome, either via the users forum or the developers mailing list.