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From Markku Saarela <>
Subject Re: Maven PDF support
Date Sat, 21 Dec 2013 15:11:20 GMT

At least I can produce PDF from Markdown:




2013/12/19 Robert Wettergren <>

> We have a need to archive site documentation (markdown) and Javadoc for
> each release so I thought I'd generate these as pdf.
> To my surprise this turned out to be really difficult.
> The maven-pdf-plugin doesn't support markdown.
> It's also unable to aggregate reports, like Javadoc, due to
> The doxia-maven-plugin can produce pdf but requires new xml <book>
> descriptors.
> However, Doxia can only consume markdown through doxia-module-markdown and
> that only extends the site plugin.
> The site plugin doesn't generate pdf.
> The maven javadoc plugin can produce pdf by configuring a doclet.
> However, I have a requirement to inject the project version in the PDF and
> none of the doclets I've tried (pdfdoclet, texdoclet and aurigadoclet) seem
> able to do this without adding new configuration files.
> There are currently two things I can't do:
> 1. Produce PDF from Markdown
> 2. Product PDF Javadoc containing the project version.
> Does anybody know a way of doing these things?
> Thanks,
> Robert

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