Announcing the initial release of the RTex Plugin for Rails. This plugin adds support for .rtex templates/partials, which consist of a mixture of LaTeX (http://www.latex-project.org/) markup and Ruby (using ERB). The resulting LaTeX markup is passed through pdflatex to generate a PDF for the user. You can find more information on the plugin on the Rails wiki Plugin page, or at the plugin's homepage, http://codefluency.com/pages/rtex Notes: The RTex Plugin may be broken in any number of ways. At the moment, there's no support for escaping content inserted into the LaTeX document (it up to you to escape &s in the tabular environment, for instance, protect from inadvertent slash commands, etc). YMMV. If you encounter any problems, please contact me directly via email; I plan on continuing its development. The RTex Plugin was not meant as a replacement for PDF::Writer (ie, the Rails PDF Plugin); the choice to use LaTeX was made for reasons of performance when generating large/complex documents and due to LaTeX' advanced capabilities. Regards, Bruce W.
on 2006-03-18 20:00