We’re holding our monthly Open Source Call at 2pm Eastern today. You can join on Zoom; an agenda is available. We hope to see you this afternoon!
This sprint we are wrapping up the development and testing of Pressbooks 5.6.0 and McLuhan 2.6.0, which we intend to release in the latter half of November. This includes some final polish on the new glossary feature, adding support for HTML5 image markup using <figure> and <figcaption>, and adding the ability to target print and […]
Here’s what we’ll be working on this sprint: Dynamic creation of glossary terms within the editor Buckram improvements for tables, lists and images Customization of webbook navigation cues DOI support in book metadata You can also keep track of our release planning for the next couple weeks by visiting our GitHub projects!
We just released a security update to Pressbooks Shibboleth SSO which includes a security fix for a bundled library, robrichards/xmlseclibs.
In Q3, we added a couple new and exciting features to Pressbooks: Image attributions (thanks to Brad and Alex at BCcampus) New shortcodes to facilitate adding more complex content We also released a new Open Source plugin, Pressbooks Shibboleth SSO, which provides bilateral Shibboleth SSO integration for Pressbooks networks. And we converted a few more […]
This sprint we’re working on finishing some improvements to the webbook Table of Contents, an internal tool for our users to manage their communications preferences with Pressbooks, and converting more of our themes to Buckram.
Here are some of the things we’ll be working on this sprint: Bug fixes for a couple of theme elements and theme options Bug fixes/improvements to our cloning tool Improving the UX of the book Table of Contents on the book homepage Continuing work on the Export page UX Continuing theme conversions to Buckram We […]
Here’s what we’ll be working on this sprint: Starting research into Shibboleth SSO Finalizing new design specs for an improved, more user-friendly Table of Contents, for both the webbook homepage and reading views Add new shortcodes for existing semantic elements Releasing version 1.0 of our LTI Provider plugin Fixing textbox markup for non-Buckram themes
Good news for everyone using Pressbooks in the education sphere: Over the last couple of months, we have been working on developing our own LTI Provider plugin, which is now almost release-ready! The LTI Provider plugin will allow institutions to embed Pressbooks content in their Learning Management Systems (LMSs) using the LTI standard. In terms […]
In the early days of Pressbooks, each book theme was pretty much built from scratch, using trial and error (and adapting work that went into our first book theme, Luther). We used vanilla CSS for all book themes until Pressbooks 3.0 was released in December 2015, which supported themes built using the SCSS variant of […]