FYI, I've just given myself a shove, followed Bertrand's suggestion and
submitted a session proposal for ApacheCon. I feel that our project
should be present there. I was also thinking about something like
"hidden treasures in the XML Graphics project" but I guess there's not
so much meat on that bone to fill one hour.

> ApacheCon Europe 2005 CFP submission
> Submitter: Jeremias Maerki <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>
> Title: Apache FOP: Optimizing speed and memory consumption
> Level: Experienced
> Style: 
> Orientation: Developer
> Duration: 60
> Categories: 
> Abstract:
> Apache FOP is the most popular XSL-FO implementation on the
> market. It is used in a wide variety of use cases to create documents
> in PDF, PostScript and other formats. This session will show a
> number of techniques to improve processing speed and and hints on how
> to handle things like OutOfMemoryErrors. It will also contain a
> short info block about the state and the future of the project.

On 12.02.2005 10:57:15 Bertrand Delacretaz wrote:
> Le 8 févr. 05, à 19:29, Jeremias Maerki a écrit :
> > Most of you will probably have heard that ApacheCon Europe will be 
> > happening in
> > July. I think it would be great if FOP would somehow be visible there.
> > There's a call for participation ending 2005-03-04. Any ideas?
> A recurring question in my consulting work is "is FOP fast or what?" or 
> more precisely "how to tune XSL-FO for FOP to run efficiently", mostly 
> in view of avoiding memory bottlenecks.
> Me, I'm not using FOP hands-on enough these days to answer very 
> precisely, I usually just tell them to test their performance on large 
> documents very regularly during development, to avoid surprises.
> But maybe one of you FOP gurus could give a presentation with more 
> precise information about this?
> Just my 2 cents.
> -Bertrand

Jeremias Maerki

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