I've written a short report on the performance of the new Intermediate Format. The numbers show that the goals have been met. It's also interesting to look at from a general perspective. I'm sure there could be a lot more that I could have written and shown but at some point I had to warp it up. I hope I didn't leave out anything crucial.
http://people.apache.org/~jeremias/fop/benchmark-2009-02-13/ My next step is to try to meet Vincent's high coding standards (although that's probably a lost cause for me) and then to get the approval for the merge into trunk. Have a good weekend, Jeremias Maerki