On Sat, 12 Nov 2005, Hal Fulton wrote:
> I'm wanting to do some docbook to pdf conversion.

Hi,

Here's a suggestion from a coworker of mine:

Does this need to be a pure Ruby solution? If not, I'd suggest using (or 
adapting) the standard DocBook stylesheets 
(http://wiki.docbook.org/topic/DocBookXslStylesheets), and using
(perhaps via the Ruby libxslt bindings) those to generate XSL-FO, which you can
then feed into FOP (http://xmlgraphics.apache.org/fop/) or the FO formatter
of your choice.

Alternately, OpenOffice.org can open (and reasonably) format DocBook
files, and has a built-in PDF printer, and is scriptable via Ruby (though I
wouldn't necessarily recommend it).


HTH,
Keith