So, you can't install at least a JDK 1.3.1? That would seem very odd.

Many people work with DocBook and FOP 0.20.5 or FOP 0.91beta and seem to
be relatively happy. There are some issues, yes, but the problems you
describe are, to my knowledge, not among them. I'm not sure how to help
you any further here.

On 06.03.2006 23:39:29 chinlu chinawa wrote:
> Hi,
> I've been around the installation of trunk's version
> of FOP, which I've ended up by not being able to use
> beacuse of my system is too old (libc-2.2, gcc
> 2.95.3), and the java version you've lately updated
> to, doesn't run here.
> Actually, very likely, the only version I'd able to
> use, would be 0.20.5. The thing is this version
> doesn't respect my custom footers (the body overrides
> it), body text doesn't start neither at the same
> possition when using this footers, etc.
> So I'm just wondering whether could anyone please tell
> about other resources?
> I'd like to be able to generate nice-looking
> documents, I mean with svg or anyother scalable
> imaging format, etc. For this time, I'll be publishing
> in C5 (paper size), don't know whether this would a
> problem or not.
> I understand dockbook/XML-XSLT/SGML-DSSSL and it's
> customization layers as a good way of working,
> although I'd like an expert to advise me.
> I'd be working on a pdf output basis or any other
> format that would be better for a press to work with.
> I'm within a linux system, and have no troubles at all
> when starting to learn all over again, tex or any
> other format any one could advise me as "the most
> proffesional one" when dealing with presses (is that
> how you call those places that actually print out your
> book, isn't it?), sorry my english anyway.
> I've been for a while away from any of this, but I do
> remember there are formats such as dvi, postscript, I
> know one can have pdf from sgml + jadetex, that one
> can use it even with dsssl or xslt style-sheets
> (IIRC).
> I'd really appreciate, though, if someone could advise
> when getting into something that's gonna be stable,
> robust, and is not gonna break any of my work beacuse
> of thirdy-party dependencies (don't want to bother off
> anyone, I just mean and independent doc-system),
> whilst being able to generate good-looking documents
> as well as dealing with presses, or printing-presses
> at a highest level, probably a backend for postscript
> whatever it is, don't really know how it works
> nowadays.

Jeremias Maerki

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