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 […]

Sprint Preview: May 14-25

Here’s what we’re working on this sprint: LTI provider plugin: This week, we’ll be working on the Thin Common Cartridge component of our Pressbooks LTI Provider plugin, which will enable Pressbooks users to export a Thin Common Cartridge file directly from the standard Pressbooks export interface. We are grateful to all the members of the […]

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 […]

Sprint Preview: March 19–30

Our last sprint of Q1, running March 19–30, will focus on: Further bug fixes and improvements to Aldine based on user feedback Further bug fixes and improvements to McLuhan based on user feedback Development of a new version-tracking feature in McLuhan which will allow readers to compare chapters in a cloned webbook to the source […]

Sprint Preview: March 5-16

Our sprint running March 5-16 will focus on: Bug fixes for Pressbooks 5.0, Aldine 1.0 & McLuhan 2.0 (formerly known as Book 2.0) We are pleased and relieved to have completed our big releases in the previous sprint, and are now planning to spend some time following up on bug reports and polishing a few edges. We […]

Introducing pressbooks/ideas 💡

I’m always looking for better ways to keep track of feature suggestions from members of the Pressbooks Open Source community, which within our small and very active team can often get lost in the shuffle. Messages in Slack can fly by before we make note of them, and often threads in the forum include a […]