Keiron, Maybe Ed went a little too far about this.
of course I do not request immediate magical memory solution that would enable me to generate my pdf on a cell phone :) I have read in this list that some people have 200+ pages documents with low memory footprint (around 20-50 Mo). I just want to know if someone could give me any hints of achieving a nice FOP generation within 128 Mo knowing that I am using page sequences under 15 pages. Thanks in advance. As for me, the speed of FOP is not an issue. The memory would not be an issue if I had not a physical limit of 128Mo for now (too many units involved). At 15:54 12/12/2001 +0100, you wrote: >On 2001.12.12 15:39 Ed Howland wrote: >>In researching this, I found the "Driver.setBufferFile(File buf)" method. >>I've >>set this, but it doesn't seem to work. There are no Javadocs on it. I've >>looked >>at the code but I don't think its being actively called by the renderer. >>Does anybody know the intent and design of this function? Do any >>developers >>know if it will be implemented soon? > >This was not a full or solid solution and was disabled due to problems. > >>FOP is great, but it requires way too much kid gloving when it comes to >>performance and memory utilization. I read a note a while back (2000 I >>think) >>that someone said they were trying to achieve 100% conformance with the >>spec >>before they addressed these issues. I might agree with that, but few web >>browsers were 100% compliant with W3C standards before they were used >>daily by >>10s of millions of users. FOP is in a good enough state to be useful in >>production environments. Isn't it time to address the scalability aspects >>of >>FOP to meet those needs? >>I suggest that "out of the box" FOP needs to manage its own resources >>much >>better. XSLT is already a drain. > >While that is true there are certain things you need to realise. >- there are serious layout issues that need to be addressed >- performance and memory is very much tied up to how the whole system >works, this makes it difficult to fix >- getting FOP to a stage where there is a clear development direction is >difficult >- none of this will happen by itself --------------------------------------------------------------------- To unsubscribe, e-mail: [EMAIL PROTECTED] For additional commands, email: [EMAIL PROTECTED]