Anne Gomez, 11/10/2017 02:12:
> In case you're interested, the Foundation will be working to replace OCG
> over the coming months. I wanted to make sure you're aware in case you
> rely on any of this infrastructure and/or have plans for further
> development dependent on it.
> What this means in the short term is that PDF book rendering (through
> Book Creator) will be shut off for a few months at least while a
> suitable replacement is researched, tested, and built.
> Here's the full write up:
> Let me know if you have any questions or if this has major impact to
> your work.
It does, of course. Wikisource and Wikibooks users sorely need to print
books for offline reading, it's something we keep hearing from anybody
in "real life".
Removing basic functionality and downgrading existing features for no
gain is an excellent long-run method to kill projects like Wikibooks,
Wikisource and Wikiversity whose potential users (such as teachers and
other OER folks) may prefer alternative platforms which show more care.