This plugin is not neccessarily meant to enable people to write arbitrary wiki pages in the Texinfo format (even though that is possible, of course), but rather to ease collaboration on existing Texinfo documents.
The plugin is available at http://git.savannah.gnu.org/cgit/hurd/web.git/plain/.library/IkiWiki/Plugin/texinfo.pm.
It's very basic at the moment, but will be improved over time.
It also has not really been audited for any security issues.
How can I use verbatiminclude?
I only can post a file ...
N-to-M Mapping of Input and Output Files
Conventional ikiwiki htmlizeing plugins
have a one-to-one mapping of input file and output file:
some/where/page.mdwn is rendered to
This can also be achieved for Texinfo files, but is somewhat
unusual there, when rendering them to HTML. In general, there
is a N-to-M mapping:
- N Texinfo input files (a main
.texifile, several helper files (
version.texi, ...), and additional text files which are included from the main
As far as multiple input files, you'd need to use add_depends() to let ikiwiki know that a change to any of those files should cause a rebuild of the "main" file. --Joey
I'll see about a frob to get
makeinfoprovide me with a list of additional files it used for rendering a given
I guess you'd also have to somehow deal with it wanting to render pages for each of the helper files. Not quite sure what the best way would be to avoid that. --Joey
Might it be an option to simply not render the pages that are already being used as an
includefile for another
.texifile? But how to assemble that list before actually having rendered all
.texifiles? One possibility might be to already render them at ikiwiki's scanning stage and store the rendered HTML files into temporary directories, and then at ikiwiki's rendering stage simply install the desired ones into the main tree and discard the others. --tschwinge
- M Texinfo output files: the main
includes the other input files) is usually rendered into a (flat) hierarchy of HTML files, one file per node, see the table on http://www.gnu.org/software/texinfo/manual/texinfo/html_node/#Top for an example. --tschwinge
Ikiwiki is perfectly happy with a page creating other files (see eg, the img and teximg plugins, as well as the inline plugin's rss generation). The will_render() function supports that.
What hasn't been done though is a page creating more than one other page. Perhaps you could call IkiWiki::genpage by hand for each additional page. You might also want to manipulate each data structure that tracks info about pages, adding the additional pages to them, so that they're first class pages that work as pages everywhere in ikiwiki (ie, can be inlined, appear in a site map, be linked to, etc). Not sure how to do that, and perhaps you could get away without doing it actually. --Joey
Currently I use
makeinfo --no-splitand render to stdout, so that I can easily capture the output and stuff it into the appropriate ikiwiki data structure. If we want to have multiple output files (which we'll eventually want to have, to avoid having such large single-file outputs), we won't be able to do this anymore. Then we'll need a way to find the main output file, which will be the one to be copied into what ikiwiki expects to be the main output of the rendered
.texifile. Perhaps (again) parse the
.texifile for a
@setfilenamestatement? The other generated files will also have to copied somewhere (preferably into a subdirectory named alike the main file to avoid name space collisions; but need to take care of links between the files then) and need to be registed within the ikiwiki system. --tschwinge
There needs to be some logic to establish a mapping between the N input files
and the M output files.
(At least for web-editing via CGI this is needed: ikiwiki (currently) needs to be able
to deduce one input file from a given output file)
Easiest would be either to have N = 1
(plus perhaps some input files that are not meant to be editable, like
or to have
M = N and have a one-to-one mapping between input file n and output file m
(which is not possible in Texinfo's
makeinfo at the moment).
makeinfo --html is being used for rendering. It creates stand-alone
HTML files, while ikiwiki only needs the files'
One possibility (which is what I'm doing at the moment) is to simply cut away
<body> is seen and after
</body> has been seen. --tschwinge
Non-functional Texinfo Commands
Those commands are know to not work currently:
This is due to
makeinfo not providing this functionality if rendering to stdout.