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 […]

Sprint Preview: Feb 5–16

This year will be a busy one for the Pressbooks team, so we’ve decided to share publicly what we’re working towards in our two-week sprints. We hope this will give you a better sense of what’s going behind the scenes, and help you plan your own development schedule! Our sprint running February 5 – 16 […]