There are already other AFP Renderers for FOP
0.20.5--actually Hansuli has it in our resources page:

http://xml.apache.org/fop/resources.html

And--amazing what Google searches turn up--Keiron also
created one for FOP apparently:

http://www.aftexsw.com/personal/resume.html

But if you wish to donate code to the ASF, you are
welcome to submit it as a patch--in either 0.20.5 or
1.0 format.  (I caution though that the 1.0 rendering
system architecturally is not finalized.)  We can
possibly leverage it along with the others in the
future.

The fact that we don't have native support for it
already, however, could mean that there were licensing
issues involved with its inclusion (or the fonts it
uses, perhaps).  This may be an IBM-only technology
for which you must use IBM-only products--I don't
know.

Thanks,
Glen


--- "Townsend, Pete" <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote:

> Chris,
> 
> The renderer is based on the maintenance code
> (0.20.5) I'll get the latest
> from head and migrate the renderer to use this (I
> haven't looked at the
> redesign so I don't know how much effort this will
> be). 
> 
> I assume I'd need commit access to CVS at some point
> to include this in the
> redesign build. What are the timescales for a
> developer release?
> 
> Regards, Pete.
> 
>  
> 
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Chris Bowditch
> [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED]
> Sent: 09 August 2004 12:00
> To: [EMAIL PROTECTED]
> Subject: Re: AFP Renderer
> 
> 
> Townsend, Pete wrote:
> 
> > Dear FOP Developers,
> > 
> > Could you let me know whether you'd be interested
> in adding a AFP renderer
> > to the project. I really think it would be
> worthwhile as many enterprise
> > scale projects use AFP printing and being able to
> use a formatted object
> so
> > they can be rendered as AFP or PDF is very
> advantageous.
> 
> Yes, yes, yes! Couldnt agree more. AFP would be very
> useful.
> 
> > 
> > I'd be grateful if someone could respond as I only
> have a limited window
> of
> > opportunity to get the code into the public
> domain. Once I move on to the
> > next project it is unlikely to happen.
> 
> I suppose you based the AFP Renderer on the
> maintenance code (0.20.5)? A
> shame 
> since no more releases will be done from this
> branch. It may be possible to 
> modify the patch to work with the current
> development code (CVS HEAD)
> 
> The patch process is fairly straight forward. Use a
> CVS client to generate a
> 
> difference file between the CVS code and your code.
> If you based your AFP 
> Renderer on the maintenance code then be careful,
> you will be to do a 
> difference against the branch fop-0_20_2-maintain.
> Then submit a new
> bugzilla 
> entry with title [PATCH] and attach (not copy &
> paste) the difference file
> to 
> the bugzilla entry.
> 
> Chris
> 
> P.S: I never saw your original post. Dont know how
> it slipped past me.
> 
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