Authoring in Windows, publishing in linux?

chrispitude
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Authoring in Windows, publishing in linux?

Post by chrispitude » Sat Jul 06, 2019 6:55 pm

Hello! We're prototyping a DITA flow in Oxygen XML Author. Each writer would be authoring on their Windows laptop, synchronizing their changes to a central Git repo. We have a PDF Chemistry transformation that each writer can use to preview their books; these CSS files are also stored and maintained in the Git repo.

Our company has a fairly large linux compute farm. I'd like to submit PDF publication jobs to the farm each time a book in the repo is updated, so the latest PDFs are available online.

Does a PDF Chemistry license allow multiple parallel jobs to run on a compute farm, or must they run serially?

Radu
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Re: Authoring in Windows, publishing in linux?

Post by Radu » Mon Jul 08, 2019 4:14 pm

Hi,

This is covered in this PDF Chemistry EULA FAQ:

https://www.oxygenxml.com/sales_faq.html#pdfchemistry
Does the Chemistry license terms allow replicating a singular Process ID over multiple servers?
No. One Chemistry license allows the installation of the Chemistry plugin in a single instance of a deployed server application process (the Process ID). If you wish to replicate the server application process over multiple servers you will need one Chemistry license for each replicated instance of the server application process (the Process ID).
So for one license you can serially process the XML docs.

Regards,
Radu
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chrispitude
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Re: Authoring in Windows, publishing in linux?

Post by chrispitude » Tue Jul 09, 2019 12:21 am

Thanks Radu!

Based on this, I would monitor the Git repo and build books (serially) whenever they are updated by a commit.

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