Pressbooks 5.3.1

We just released Pressbooks 5.3.1. This bugfix release addresses a few UI issues and improves the reliability of ODT exports. You can read the full changelog for further details.

Pressbooks 5.3.0, McLuhan 2.3.0 and Aldine 1.3.0

Pressbooks 5.3.0, McLuhan 2.3.0 and Aldine 1.3.0 are now available. Changes include a new tool to compare cloned content with its source in the webbook, the ability to automatically collapse chapter sections in the webbook, many accessibility improvements in the webbook reading interface, and a number of bug fixes and under-the-hood improvements. Many thanks to […]

Our Accessibility Policy and Forthcoming Accessibility Improvements

We’re pleased to share Pressbooks’ new policy on accessibility: Pressbooks is committed to ensuring that our software is accessible to users and readers. We understand accessibility and inclusive design to be holistic, proactive processes that must be built into our product specification and development workflow. We also recognize that as a publishing tool, we have […]

Sprint Preview: April 30–May 11

Here’s what we’re working on this sprint: LTI provider plugin: We are starting development of a first-party LTI provider plugin, which will support the integration of Pressbooks content into Learning Management Systems. Pressbooks, McLuhan, and Buckram improvements: We are finalizing our next Pressbooks update, as well as an update to McLuhan which will include Buckram […]

Book Themes, Part 1: Frames and Pictures

One of the most complex aspects of Pressbooks is the way our book themes work across different formats. It even confuses us sometimes. In a series of posts this week, I hope to clarify some of the concepts that underpin our book theming system, reflect on how it has evolved over the years, and outline […]

Sprint Preview: April 2–13

Here’s what we will be focusing on for our first sprint of Q2: Buckram development: We are working to finalize a stable release of Buckram, our book theme component library, which will include improvements to image layout, ordered lists, running content, and textboxes. Pressbooks 5.x and McLuhan bug fixes: We will be working on more […]

Pressbooks 5.2.0, McLuhan 2.2.0, and Aldine 1.2.0

Minor releases of Pressbooks, McLuhan, and Aldine, are now available. These releases add a few small but oft-requested features and fix a variety of minor bugs. Please note that Pressbooks 5.2.0 and McLuhan 2.2.0 are inderdependent and must be updated together. Thanks to Ed Beck, Antonio Devís at Books for Languages, Thomas Dumm at Delivros, […]