Mylyn Docs and how it can be a powerful tool

Session details
Session Type: 
Experience level: 

This talk will be about documentation. Not the tedious bit (writing), but how to use the Eclipse based tools for it (exciting). I will show the editors within Eclipse and how to continously build common publication formats, such as Eclipse Help, EPUB and PDF from one single source and that even includes generating a table of contents. This can be done as part of your build script, with the aid of a Maven plug-in or Ant. I will also show how you can properly include LaTeX formuals into your EPUBs and PDFs. The formulas can be typed in using a new Eclipse-based editor.

Some of these tools have a powerful API. For the sake of demonstration I will show how you can take the programming book you just bought, the one with the awful formatting, and improve it using the Mylyn Docs EPUB API with just a few lines of Java code and some CSS.

This is a longer version of the talk with the same title given at EclipseCon Europe and EclipseCon North America. The slides and code from the earlier presentations can be found at

Schedule info
Session Time Slot(s): 
Thursday, June 9, 2016 - 14:45 to 15:20

Our Sponsors

For information about becoming a sponsor, please visit the EclipseCon France 2016 sponsor prospectus page.



Regional Supporter


EclipseCon Support Other Events

Our Other Events

Eclipse events are hosted all over the world!

  • EclipseCon Europe 2018