Hi Yvonne,
I am the person who is mostly to blame for the PCLRenderer. Unfortunately I have not been able to work on it for a while - and I do not know when I will be able to do so. Of course anyone else is free to work on it - but I have not seen many others doing much on it.
If there are some particular limitations that you find most onerous, perhaps I can take a look at them... especially if they are easy to fix. However the main limitations that I am aware of will require significant effort. These are restoring SVG support, adding font support, adding color support, etc.
At present I think that it is unlikely that any significant limitations in the PCLRenderer will be addressed in the short term. It is quite possible that this could change. Next week I am planning on trying to get more resources committed to XML reporting at my employer. If successful, I may be able to spend more time on FOP.
-----Original Message-----
From: Moebius, Yvonne [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED]]
Sent: Tuesday, April 23, 2002 5:19 AM
To: Fop Dev (E-Mail)
Subject: PCL renderer limitations

can you tell me if the PCL renderer will be improved? There are a lot of limitations, will they (or some of them) be abolished in the next release?
Can you make a rough estimate how long it will take to abolish all these PCL-renderer limitations?
Y. Moebius

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