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From Robert Wettergren <wettergr...@gmail.com>
Subject Maven PDF support
Date Thu, 19 Dec 2013 10:00:54 GMT
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
http://jira.codehaus.org/browse/MPDF-48
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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