Hi Jeremias, > You mean Batik will have pdf-transcoder.jar and ps-transcoder.jar in > their distributions? Not the source, right?
That is correct. > What about factoring out the code for the transcoders and supporting > classes (like fonts) into a separate container/subproject accessible by > both the FOP and Batik teams? XML-Commons, maybe? That way we could > encourage the Batik guys to participate in the future development of the > PDF- and PS-related SVG stuff. Just a thought. That could be a good idea for the future. For the short term just a bundling. > > So will there be any problems. There is th/e pdf-transcoder build target that > > creates the transcoder jar. We could create a tag for the release (call it beta2?). > > We do need to make it clear that a FOP release cannot be used at the same time > > as this jar due to various changes. > > +1. We could give the transcoders a bit more visibility on our site. > > > The PDF transcoder seems to be working fine. There are a couple of problems. > > Issues: > > - the use of avalon Enumeration requires avalon in the path. It is only used as an > > interface for one of the font classes, do we really need that > > Not really at the moment. But as soon as I have this licensing issues > and an initial release of my barcode package behind me, I wanted to go > into full Avalon-refactoring mode. And that brings some more Avalon > stuff into FOP especially the renderers, fonts and image support. Thats fine. > I'd like to propose this: > - I'll modify the build so we can generate a raw pdf-transcoder.jar as > it is now (needs avalon-framework.jar), but along with another > (pdf-transcoder-all.jar) that also contains the necessary Avalon > classes. > - I'll do the documentation involved. Okay. > > - do we need all of the font classes for transcoding, which ones can be left out > > ATM the PFM parser and the apps subpackage are the only ones that can be > left out, I think. > > > There are some minor bugs with patterns in patterns, drawing images and fonts > > but there won't be any fixes soon. > > Wouldn't it make sense to work with the Batik team to get the PDF and PS > transcoders into their test infrastructure so we have some good feedback > and can quickly improve on the quality to match the AWT output? If I understand their testing properly, it is currently no setup in a way that could handle PDF/PS output. They have various levels of testing: xml parsing, dom, bridge, gvt, image output and various others. The image output is the one that is parallel with the PDF/PS transcoding, it is done by comparing the result with a reference image stored in cvs. Someone needs to know what the reference should be like. Also there are PDF version/viewer version issues. I'll see what can be sorted out. > > Also what is the status of the PS transcoder? Could this be included. > > I haven't set up the PS transcoder, yet. But I could do that soon. I'm > still hoping for George to send in a patch for his PostScript work. > > Jeremias Maerki --------------------------------------------------------------------- To unsubscribe, e-mail: [EMAIL PROTECTED] For additional commands, email: [EMAIL PROTECTED]