Hi Joe...

As you point out .. the Python version is critical. Once I installed the 
proper version, it now initializes in FM 7.x. Most plugins are upward 
compatible unless they make use of an obitted API feature, so I'll bet 
this should work fine. However, I'm still trying to figure out how to 
load the python script .. it's probably obvious, but I've moved on to 
other work for now.

Jim, did you get a script to run yet?


Scott Prentice
Leximation, Inc.

Joe Malin wrote:

>* As far as I can tell from Googling, the most recent supported of FM is
>* With most open-source/freeware, be sure you have the exact
>prerequisites. The open-source community is not particularly
>  concerned with "legacy" customers. The community generally assumes
>that it can change functionality, signatures,
>  and so forth. Customers then either upgrade on their own or stay with
>an older version. 
>* On the whole, this is a Good Idea. It prevents bloat, allows for
>evolving design, and produces more robust, more 
>  frequent fixes. Open-source SW usually allows for multiple versions of
>the same SW, but check first.
>* Remember that open-source is a mostly UN*X creature. What may be very
>easy to do in that environment may be much
>  harder to do in Windows, and vice versa.
>If anyone has heard of a version of fmPython compatible with 7.1/7.2,
>please write me ASAP. I know Python pretty well, and I could provide
>some value to FM 7.x users.
>Joe Malin
>Technical Writer
>jmalin at tuvox.com 
>The views expressed in this document are those of the sender, and do not
>necessarily reflect those of TuVox, Inc.       
>-----Original Message-----
>From: framers-bounces+jmalin=tuvox.com at lists.frameusers.com
>[mailto:framers-bounces+jmalin=tuvox.com at lists.frameusers.com] On Behalf
>Of James Ramsay
>Sent: Sunday, April 02, 2006 1:07 PM
>To: framers at lists.frameusers.com
>Subject: fmPython
>Has anyone installed fmPython
>(http://www.isnet.sk/petrucha/?lang=en&page=fmPython) successfully? I
>want to use the script that converts all text insets to text prior to
>distilling a book to PDF, but I can't get fmPython to initialize. I get
>the following
>Cannot initialize API client c:\program
>Check for errors in the APIClients section of C:\Program
>verify that the client program exists, and make sure you have enough
>swap space to run the client.
>There are no instructions for adding a line to the APIClient section of
>the maker.ini file in the bare bones fmPython documentation. I tried
>making one up, but it had no effect. Any ideas?
>I'm running Windows XP, Frame 6.0 with FrameScript 2.1 and IXGen 5.5
>already installed, Python 2.4.3, and the fmPython22.dll in the default
>fminit\Plugins folder.
>Thanks in advance for your help,
>Jim Ramsay
>Senior Technical Writer
>webMethods Denver

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