Hi Jeremias, On Fri, 2009-09-25 at 08:37 +0200, Jeremias Maerki wrote: > I don't think that relying directly on the ImageIO API is a problem > since it's been part of the core Java class library since Java 1.4. It's > available in all JVMs that claim to be at least Java 1.4 compliant. I > don't really see the benefit in hiding the API behind an additional > layer. ImageIO is here to stay. But that's just my opinion. > > Please note that SeekableStream is a predecessor of the ImageIO > ImageInputStream as the image codecs in XML Graphics Commons originally > came from JAI via Batik. It's not something we built specifically for > our project here.
I had a look at SeekableStream and I can imagine how the needs resulted in the ImageInputStream interface. I haven't decided yet if I should use ImageInputStream directly. Maybe someone else can throw it's two cents in here. > An inquiry on fop-users  reminded me to just briefly mention an > important point about the font subsystem: the fact that some font data > is loaded again and again for each rendering run. We've discussed this > (and possible solution approaches: "font sources") in the past (see > mailing list archives, particularly ). Unfortunately, this hasn't > been realized, yet. Some improvements were made in the last couple of > years, but we're not quite there, yet. So I'm happy that you've started > working in this area. This will surely be at least a big step in the > right direction. > >  http://markmail.org/thread/r6etkcadyaahgyhe >  http://markmail.org/message/4cmbj5x3zkvflrax I read the FOPFontSubsystemDesign  wiki page. At the moment I don't understand the whole system good enough to see whats needed by the rest of FOP. I think a more deeply discussion about the font subsystem would be out of this discussions subject. So maybe we should start a new thread on the list. But before this, I should get my OpenType reading finished and submit the patch. Best Regards Alex  http://wiki.apache.org/xmlgraphics-fop/FOPFontSubsystemDesign e-mail: alexanderk...@gmx.net web: www.alexanderkiel.net
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