We are very excited to announce the early release of "bookshop."
bookShop is an open-source Ruby-based framework for DocBook toolchain happiness and sustainable productivity. The framework is optimized to help developers quickly ramp-up, allowing them to more rapidly jump in and develop their DocBook-to-Output flows, by favoring convention over configuration, setting them up with best practices from the get-go.
To go from zero to exporting(pdfs, epub or whatever) from your DocBook source files in under 10 minutes.
Here's the rubygems page: https://rubygems.org/gems/bookshop
And the source code: https://github.com/blueheadpublishing/bookshop
bookshop currently works on Mac OS X, but can also be used on any *nix OS. Windows support is coming in the next couple of weeks.
To install bookshop:
$> sudo gem install bookshop
To create a new bookshop application:
$> bookshop new new_app_name
You can edit your book in the new "book/" subfolder, starting with the book.xml file
To build a pdf format from your DocBook source:
(from within the root of your new_app folder)
$> bookshop build pdf
Your new pdf book will be located in the "build/pdf" subfolder