[Mpi-forum] automating building PDFs?

Jeff Squyres jsquyres at cisco.com
Tue Apr 26 07:28:09 CDT 2011

+1 on this.  Would one of the academic members be able to provide such a service, perchance?  (i.e., someone who can easily deploy a web service)

Fab is not the only one who was affected by such things -- I know that Alexander Supalov and Dave Solt have also both previously had problem trying to edit / build documents for tickets, etc. 

As I understand it, Dave now uses an ancient internal HP-UX server with an ancient version of latex, so the problem is more-or-less solved for him, but having a shrink-wrapped way for Forum members to produce a perfect document without needing to install any additional software would be most useful.

On Apr 25, 2011, at 11:27 PM, Fab Tillier wrote:

> Hi Folks,
> Perhaps a bit of an odd request, but maybe other members would benefit from this...
> Would anyone be able to setup a web form whereby I could specify an SVN branch, submit the form, and have it send me the build output/PDF?  If I could provide a patch file as input that would be ideal, as it would let me test my changes before checking them in.
> I tried a LaTeX package for Windows but it failed to build the document because it only processed the tex files and didn't know how to generate the figures.  I haven't found a command line package that I can use that would support our makefile format.  This leaves me in the undesirable position of having to impose on other people to not only build PDFs for me, but suffer my LaTeX syntax errors too.
> Thanks,
> -Fab
> _______________________________________________
> mpi-forum mailing list
> mpi-forum at lists.mpi-forum.org
> http://lists.mpi-forum.org/mailman/listinfo.cgi/mpi-forum

Jeff Squyres
jsquyres at cisco.com
For corporate legal information go to:

More information about the mpi-forum mailing list