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Keep the community informed about book PDF unavailability
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Creating PDFs from books won't work for a while. Keep the community informed.

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A reminder that this is on the "Ready to Go" column: maybe you can already evaluate whether it's something for next quarter instead. Thank you!

Johan raised the priority of this task from Medium to High.Dec 7 2017, 3:48 AM
Johan lowered the priority of this task from High to Medium.
Johan raised the priority of this task from Medium to High.Jan 10 2018, 4:37 PM
Johan moved this task from Backlog to January on the Community-Relations-Support (Jan-Mar-2018) board.
Johan lowered the priority of this task from High to Medium.Jan 11 2018, 11:34 AM

No. It seems the priority was raised automatically for a couple of tasks when they were moved from Backlog to January. I don't know why.

(Once, I would have attributed it to me doing it by mistake. Twice? More unlikely.)

If you are moving them by dragging among columns, where you actually place them matters. Sometimes I absentmindedly drag stuff toward the top, just because it's easier, and so things end up in the "red" (high priority!).

It seems the priority was raised automatically for a couple of tasks when they were moved from Backlog to January. I don't know why.

If cards on a board are sorted by priority (not "natural"; upper right corner), dragged cards receive the priority of the 'surrounding' cards. It's a 'surprising' feature.

Is this going to turn into something else at some point?

@Elitre It's probably something that should have been ten different tasks by now, but we've just kept the one.

Currently, the books-to-PDF functionality is being developed by PediaPress, and we're sort of making sure they have a chance at getting a good working relationship with the international community in this question.

Work on this task has already been partially evaluated in Q4.

Keeping the community informed has basically been relaying the information that the PDF renderer has been "a few weeks away" (which it consistently has been to best of our knowledge) which has always turned out to be another few weeks. Hopefully this will soon be done, for single articles.

There has been a number of discussions around the book renderer, which is handled by Pediapress. As one outcome, Pediapress will now release their work as open source once it's done.

Met with Olga to discuss next steps. We've deployed the new renderer, which seems to be working. We'll take a look at the feedback, but honestly, we don't have that much resources we can assign to this. Pediapress are working on the books. In general, there won't be much we can say. We'll write up a note, but generally phase this out.

Suggestion for a note belatedly sent.