Chris, Certain packages of our project--in this case, the "image" package--are used both by the PDFTranscoder (a separate application, if you will) and the FOP application.
The FOUserAgent is ultra-easy (?) to access from the FOP Application, but not-so-easy (and, also, not-so-relevant) for the PDFTranscoder. (We also have an SVGUserAgent, but I haven't researched it.) Most of the methods in "image" are requesting a FOUserAgent parameter, but are *only* using its logger once it gets it: ua.getLogger().warn("..."); etc, etc. For several of those methods, I changed the input parameter from "FOUserAgent" to "Logger". (Which is probably correct, if all a certain method needs is a logger, that's all it should get.) Code accessing those methods no longer send, say, "myFOUserAgent", but "myFOUserAgent.getLogger()". Thomas DeWeese of Batik, in doing PDF Transcoder work for us (or maybe something else graphics-related--I really don't understand most of that stuff ;) had trouble accessing the FOUserAgent from his code. I changed the signatures as above for the methods in question and created a logger instance for him to use in his calling method, fixing the problem. Should a method need FOUserAgent--and I couldn't find any in Image *directly* using it (a call to the SVG package did, however, but I don't know if that SVG package also just wanted its logger, I stopped researching to that degree)--well, then, we can't change its signature. My inclination is to make FOUserAgent a FOP-only critter and save the PDFTranscoder from it where possible. I.e., in the example below of needing an image baseDir, sending the foUserAgent.getImageBaseDir() as a parameter instead, so Thomas can just send "myImageBaseDir" to the same method for his transcoder work, without needing to bother with an FOUserAgent. Glen --- Chris Bowditch <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote: > Glen Mazza wrote: > > > I tried to do a complete switch from FOUserAgent > to > > logger in the images package, was not able to > (there > > are still other cases the FOUserAgent is actually > > being used.) > > Glen - I havent looked at this in detail, but my > understanding of the > FOUserAgent was the place holder for any user > configuration, e.g. > baseFontDir, baseImageDir, etc. So by changing all > FOuserAgent arguments > to loggers, are you excluding the possibility of > code in the images > package from accessing any user configuration, e.g. > baseImageDir? > > Chris > > __________________________________ Do you Yahoo!? Yahoo! SiteBuilder - Free web site building tool. Try it! http://webhosting.yahoo.com/ps/sb/