Strange, the difference was very noticeable, in the XSL-transforms (to HTML,Excel,FO) as well as in de FOP-PDF generation step. Like XML->FO->PDF in 10 seconds instead of 50!! Other people reported the same thing e.g. see the thread "Re: FOP performance on Win98/JRE 1.3.1" on FOP-DEV.
> That's interesting that it made a difference for you. On our XML/XSL, it > didn't make much difference - maybe it shaved 1-2 seconds of a 60 second > rendering. > > -David > > On Wed, 13 Mar 2002, Peter Jacobs wrote: > > > > > Are you using the included Xalan and Xerces.jar? I replaced > them with Xalan > > 2.2 and Xerces 1.4.2 and got big improvement in speed (on > Win2000 and Sun > > Solaris). > > >