From: Matt Savino To: Bob Leif Sounds great. Tell me where I can get a good Ada app-server and a Java-Ada translator for all the existing code--and I'll run it by the corporate brass.
Matt Savino > -----Original Message----- > From: Robert C. Leif [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED] > Sent: Tuesday, April 30, 2002 2:35 PM > To: [EMAIL PROTECTED] > Subject: RE: Why is FO(P) a superior model than what most proprietary > tool s propose > > > From: Bob Leif > To: Matt Savino > > It sounds like you need the performance of an efficient compiled > language that performs wherever possible its inheritance at compile > rather than run time. Ada is an ISO standard which is > available as a GNU > compiler, GNAT. It should be noted that Java is a proprietary language > owned by SUN. > > -----Original Message----- > From: Savino, Matt C [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED] > Sent: Tuesday, April 30, 2002 2:01 PM > To: '[EMAIL PROTECTED]' > Subject: RE: Why is FO(P) a superior model than what most proprietary > tool s propose > > We're using FOP in a production environment to render some management > reports and a very complicated lab report. We've had to limit the > management > reports to about 2000 rows (~50 page PDF) because of FOP's > memory issues > w/large PDFs. Also I worry about serious slowdown if we ever > get 3 or 4 > users on the same instance of the app server all running a > decent sized > PDF > at once. Does anyone know if wrapping FOP in a session bean > would allow > me > to distribute processing around to unused servers or otherwise handle > the > java.lang.outOfMemoryError better? (We're on Weblogic 6.1) > > I compared FOP to RenderX from XEP. RenderX was the only solution that > really mathces FOP's profile (XSL:FO based, java-based or at least > platform > neutral, no extra servers to run or programs to install - if there are > any > more out there, please post). For the report I was running, FOP was > about 10 > times faster than RenderX. But from most accounts performance between > the > two should similar. I figure there must be something > particular about my > stylesheet that RenderX didn't like. So I called XEP to see > what kind of > support my interest in purchasing their $5k/cpu product might garner. > They > weren't very helpful but did say they were insanely busy. I have a > feeling > if you could come up with a high-performing commerical all > Java FO->PDF > engine, you'd be very rich very quick. > > > Matt Savino > > > >