The development team have completed the first pre-release build of Editoria, with a focus on back-end infrastructure and transformation of core interface components from clickable wireframes to working prototypes. Here’s a snapshot of the progress made so far:
- Significant progress toward enabling ingest and conversion of Microsoft Word *.docx files. A working pre-release build is scheduled for inclusion in Editoria 0.2.
- Functional project ‘dashboard’ which enables editors to see several book projects at a glance, and select an individual project to interact with.
- A basic ‘Table of Contents’ view of book chapters. Chapters can be added, removed, renamed, and re-ordered. Editors also have an at-a-glance view of who is currently working on a chapter, and quick access to launch the web-based authoring tool for each chapter.
- Initial implementation of Substance Editor libraries to support inline editing of book chapters.
- Integration with PubSweet framework, the back-end infrastructure that supports deployment and operation of the above user interfaces.
In the coming weeks, the team will focus on building out the ‘Table of Contents’ interface to better manage a wider variety of assets, reflect status information for each book component, and allow for tracking of information that is usually collected in a pagination list. Continued work on the INK ingest mechanism (which will enable ingest and conversion of Microsoft Word *.docx files) will also be a primary focus of this upcoming development sprint.
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