Re: FOP at ApacheCon Europe 2005?

2005-03-07 Thread Jeremias Maerki
FYI, I've just given myself a shove, followed Bertrand's suggestion and
submitted a session proposal for ApacheCon. I feel that our project
should be present there. I was also thinking about something like
hidden treasures in the XML Graphics project but I guess there's not
so much meat on that bone to fill one hour.

 ApacheCon Europe 2005 CFP submission
 
 Submitter: Jeremias Maerki [EMAIL PROTECTED]
 Title: Apache FOP: Optimizing speed and memory consumption
 Level: Experienced
 Style: 
 Orientation: Developer
 Duration: 60
 Categories: 
 Abstract:
 
 Apache FOP is the most popular XSL-FO implementation on the
 market. It is used in a wide variety of use cases to create documents
 in PDF, PostScript and other formats. This session will show a
 number of techniques to improve processing speed and and hints on how
 to handle things like OutOfMemoryErrors. It will also contain a
 short info block about the state and the future of the project.
 



On 12.02.2005 10:57:15 Bertrand Delacretaz wrote:
 Le 8 févr. 05, à 19:29, Jeremias Maerki a écrit :
 
  Most of you will probably have heard that ApacheCon Europe will be 
  happening in
  July. I think it would be great if FOP would somehow be visible there.
  There's a call for participation ending 2005-03-04. Any ideas?
 
 A recurring question in my consulting work is is FOP fast or what? or 
 more precisely how to tune XSL-FO for FOP to run efficiently, mostly 
 in view of avoiding memory bottlenecks.
 
 Me, I'm not using FOP hands-on enough these days to answer very 
 precisely, I usually just tell them to test their performance on large 
 documents very regularly during development, to avoid surprises.
 
 But maybe one of you FOP gurus could give a presentation with more 
 precise information about this?
 
 Just my 2 cents.
 
 -Bertrand



Jeremias Maerki



Re: FOP at ApacheCon Europe 2005?

2005-03-07 Thread Glen Mazza
Fantastic!  I hope to be able to do the same someday.

Glen


--- Jeremias Maerki [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote:

 FYI, I've just given myself a shove, followed
 Bertrand's suggestion and
 submitted a session proposal for ApacheCon. I feel
 that our project
 should be present there. I was also thinking about
 something like
 hidden treasures in the XML Graphics project but I
 guess there's not
 so much meat on that bone to fill one hour.
 
  ApacheCon Europe 2005 CFP submission
  
  Submitter: Jeremias Maerki [EMAIL PROTECTED]
  Title: Apache FOP: Optimizing speed and memory
 consumption
  Level: Experienced
  Style: 
  Orientation: Developer
  Duration: 60
  Categories: 
  Abstract:
  
  Apache FOP is the most popular XSL-FO
 implementation on the
  market. It is used in a wide variety of use cases
 to create documents
  in PDF, PostScript and other formats. This session
 will show a
  number of techniques to improve processing speed
 and and hints on how
  to handle things like OutOfMemoryErrors. It will
 also contain a
  short info block about the state and the future of
 the project.
  
 
 
 
 On 12.02.2005 10:57:15 Bertrand Delacretaz wrote:
  Le 8 févr. 05, à 19:29, Jeremias Maerki a écrit :
  
   Most of you will probably have heard that
 ApacheCon Europe will be 
   happening in
   July. I think it would be great if FOP would
 somehow be visible there.
   There's a call for participation ending
 2005-03-04. Any ideas?
  
  A recurring question in my consulting work is is
 FOP fast or what? or 
  more precisely how to tune XSL-FO for FOP to run
 efficiently, mostly 
  in view of avoiding memory bottlenecks.
  
  Me, I'm not using FOP hands-on enough these days
 to answer very 
  precisely, I usually just tell them to test their
 performance on large 
  documents very regularly during development, to
 avoid surprises.
  
  But maybe one of you FOP gurus could give a
 presentation with more 
  precise information about this?
  
  Just my 2 cents.
  
  -Bertrand
 
 
 
 Jeremias Maerki
 
 



Re: FOP at ApacheCon Europe 2005?

2005-03-07 Thread J.Pietschmann
Jeremias Maerki wrote:
I was also thinking about something like
hidden treasures in the XML Graphics project but I guess there's not
so much meat on that bone to fill one hour.
Well, there should be enough for an hour, at least in theory.
I couldn't convice (yet) my boss that I have an important mission
in Stuttgart in July. If I could, I'd probably talk about:
- Handling fonts in Java, why the AWT font and text rendering
 subsystem is lame, and what FOP, Batik and perhaps others would
 expect from an API.
- How to implement flowing text, line breaking and hyphenation
 efficiently; why the Java BreakIterator and other parts of the Java
 Unicode support sux0rs; what's behind TR14; Unicode normalization of
 text before looking it up in a dictionary, and efficient implementation
 of said dictionary for looking up all substrings in a word (using a
 trie, a PATRICIA tree or whatever)
- Talk about the question why the algorithms aren't simply copied
 from Gecko (the Mozilla layout engine)
Now that the deadline has been extended, I'll attempt it again.
J.Pietschmann


Re: FOP at ApacheCon Europe 2005?

2005-03-07 Thread Jeremias Maerki
Cool, that would be great stuff. Let's hope your boss lets you off the
leash.

On 07.03.2005 23:57:50 J.Pietschmann wrote:
 Jeremias Maerki wrote:
  I was also thinking about something like
  hidden treasures in the XML Graphics project but I guess there's not
  so much meat on that bone to fill one hour.
 
 Well, there should be enough for an hour, at least in theory.
 I couldn't convice (yet) my boss that I have an important mission
 in Stuttgart in July. If I could, I'd probably talk about:
 - Handling fonts in Java, why the AWT font and text rendering
   subsystem is lame, and what FOP, Batik and perhaps others would
   expect from an API.
 - How to implement flowing text, line breaking and hyphenation
   efficiently; why the Java BreakIterator and other parts of the Java
   Unicode support sux0rs; what's behind TR14; Unicode normalization of
   text before looking it up in a dictionary, and efficient implementation
   of said dictionary for looking up all substrings in a word (using a
   trie, a PATRICIA tree or whatever)
 - Talk about the question why the algorithms aren't simply copied
   from Gecko (the Mozilla layout engine)
 
 Now that the deadline has been extended, I'll attempt it again.
 
 J.Pietschmann



Jeremias Maerki



Re: FOP at ApacheCon Europe 2005?

2005-02-12 Thread Bertrand Delacretaz
Le 8 févr. 05, à 19:29, Jeremias Maerki a écrit :
Most of you will probably have heard that ApacheCon Europe will be 
happening in
July. I think it would be great if FOP would somehow be visible there.
There's a call for participation ending 2005-03-04. Any ideas?
A recurring question in my consulting work is is FOP fast or what? or 
more precisely how to tune XSL-FO for FOP to run efficiently, mostly 
in view of avoiding memory bottlenecks.

Me, I'm not using FOP hands-on enough these days to answer very 
precisely, I usually just tell them to test their performance on large 
documents very regularly during development, to avoid surprises.

But maybe one of you FOP gurus could give a presentation with more 
precise information about this?

Just my 2 cents.
-Bertrand


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Re: FOP at ApacheCon Europe 2005?

2005-02-11 Thread Christian Geisert
Jeremias Maerki schrieb:
Most of you will probably have heard that ApacheCon Europe will be happening in
July. I think it would be great if FOP would somehow be visible there.
Yes, maybe a FOP BOF.
There's a call for participation ending 2005-03-04. Any ideas?
Who's planning to go to Stuttgart? I won't miss it! It would be cool to
I'm not sure about the tutorials/sessions (quite a few ) but I'm
absolutely planning to come to Stuttgart (it's less than 100 km from here)
meet some of you there, especially those I haven't met personally or on
the phone yet. Also, it might be a great opportunity for a little
hackathon.
and some drinks ;-)
Christian


FOP at ApacheCon Europe 2005?

2005-02-08 Thread Jeremias Maerki
Most of you will probably have heard that ApacheCon Europe will be happening in
July. I think it would be great if FOP would somehow be visible there.
There's a call for participation ending 2005-03-04. Any ideas?

Who's planning to go to Stuttgart? I won't miss it! It would be cool to
meet some of you there, especially those I haven't met personally or on
the phone yet. Also, it might be a great opportunity for a little
hackathon.

Jeremias Maerki