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

Matt Savino

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Robert C. Leif [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED]
> Sent: Tuesday, April 30, 2002 2:35 PM
> 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
> 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
> 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

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