Fwd: FOP status

2005-01-27 Thread Ilya Khandamirov
Dear FOP Developers,

I'm re-posting this mail from the user list, because there was no clear
answer there.

The main questions are: 
- what are the plans concerning the future FOP releases? Is there a defined
timeline?
- what are the plans concerning the spec conformance?

Your answers are greately appreciated. It would help me to decide, if i
should go FOP.

Regards,
Ilya


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Date: Tue, 25 Jan 2005 14:16:54 +0100 (MET)
From: Ilya Khandamirov [EMAIL PROTECTED]
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Subject: FOP status

Hi,

I need a possibility to generate PDF from my XML. I've heard many good
things about FOP, and i would use it, but...

After having a quick look at the home page i got an impresion, that the
project is dead. Last release is already 1.5 years old, and it is a bug fix
only release. No information about upcoming features/releases. Dev and user
mailing lists do not seem to be very busy.

Hopefully my impression is wrong. Could someone please clarify, what are the
current plans regarding the future FOP development? What are the plans
concerning FOP 1.0? What are the plans concerning the spec conformance?

Regards,
Ilya

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Re: FOP status

2005-01-27 Thread The Web Maestro
Ilya,
NOTE: This message does not reflect a decision of the FOP Development 
Team. Rather it is my own thoughts on the subject. If there are any 
mistakes or inaccuracies in my thinking or reasoning, I hope the FOP 
Team will let us know. My goal is to give Ilya and other an answer on 
this important subject.

The FOP Development Team is actively  diligently working to achieve a 
1.0 release of Apache FOP. As with many open source projects with 
limited resources (i.e., a small number of active volunteer 
developers[1]), release schedules suffer. It has been 18+ months since 
the most recent release of 'maintenance' branch of FOP (fop-0.20.5). As 
you are probably aware, there were problems with meeting the 
requirements of the XSL-FO 1.0 Spec via the 'maintenance' branch, so it 
was frozen. The hope was that a re-design could be released relatively 
quickly, which would enable the FOP Team to meet the needs of the 
XSL-FO Spec. This hasn't happened yet, but we haven't stopped working 
towards that goal.

Although there are Status[2], Change[3], ToDo[4], News[5] and other 
pages, a TIMELINE unfortunately is not presently on the site. Possible 
release dates and timelines for FOP 1.0 have been unofficially bandied 
about on the mailing lists. The most 'relevant' date I've seen is 
summer of 2005. This is not any sort of a 'promise' of a release 
date. It's just what I've seen in the mailing lists. In the 
not-too-distant future, I suspect the FOP Development Team will discuss 
a timeline schedule for release. Perhaps we may even  add info on the 
FOP 'home' page or add a new page to the site, to communicate better 
with the FOP community.

I apologize I/we cannot provide more specific information.
Web Maestro Clay
[1] Who we are
http://xml.apache.org/fop/team.html
[2] Status
http://xml.apache.org/fop/status.html
[3] Changes
http://xml.apache.org/fop/changes.html
[4] Todo
http://xml.apache.org/fop/todo.html
[5] News
http://xml.apache.org/fop/news.html
On Jan 27, 2005, at 6:35 AM, Ilya Khandamirov wrote:
Dear FOP Developers,
I'm re-posting this mail from the user list, because there was no clear
answer there.
The main questions are:
- what are the plans concerning the future FOP releases? Is there a 
defined
timeline?
- what are the plans concerning the spec conformance?

Your answers are greately appreciated. It would help me to decide, if i
should go FOP.
Regards,
Ilya
Web Maestro Clay
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DO NOT REPLY [Bug 22027] - FOP Status graphic needs update

2003-08-01 Thread bugzilla
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DO NOT REPLY [Bug 22027] New: - FOP Status graphic needs update

2003-07-31 Thread bugzilla
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FOP Status graphic needs update

   Summary: FOP Status graphic needs update
   Product: Fop
   Version: all
  Platform: All
   URL: http://xml.apache.org/fop/status.html
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The FOP Status Graphic needs to be updated to have 0.20.5 relevant information. I have 
created a 
graphic and will attach it to a PATCH. The language also needs to be updated. I've 
changed lines 
76-78 (give or take) to what is below. I did not do a DIFF for a couple of reasons: 1) 
I've been 
having problems with my CVS app (I've still got that weird, double-menu bug on my 
MacCVSX 
program); and 2) the file sizes and other reference info need updating.

Latest maintenance release is FOP 0.20.5, released on July 18th, 2003.
See link href=relnotes.htmlrelease notes/link for more
details.

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cvs commit: xml-fop STATUS CHANGES

2002-11-11 Thread jeremias
jeremias2002/11/11 02:26:24

  Modified:.Tag: fop-0_20_2-maintain STATUS CHANGES
  Log:
  Updated committer list, todo for maint branch and changes (mine and Oleg's)
  
  Revision  ChangesPath
  No   revision
  
  
  No   revision
  
  
  1.47.2.3  +27 -53xml-fop/STATUS
  
  Index: STATUS
  ===
  RCS file: /home/cvs/xml-fop/STATUS,v
  retrieving revision 1.47.2.2
  retrieving revision 1.47.2.3
  diff -u -r1.47.2.2 -r1.47.2.3
  --- STATUS5 May 2002 15:49:50 -   1.47.2.2
  +++ STATUS11 Nov 2002 10:26:24 -  1.47.2.3
  @@ -1,72 +1,46 @@
    COMMITTERS  
   
  -Arved Sandstrom (release coordinator) 
  -James Tauber (started it all and wrote most of the code) 
  +(in strict alphabetic order)
  +
  +Active committers
  +
  +Bertrand Delacretaz
  +Christian Geisert (release coordinator)
  +Karen Lease
  +Keiron Liddle
  +Jeremias Maerki
  +Joerg Pietschmann
  +Arved Sandstrom
  +Oleg Tkachenko
  +Peter B. West
  +
  +
  +Emeritus committers
  +(They have not committed anything for six months, and so are considered
  +to have retired from active duty. We wish them well and hope to see 
  +them return.)
   
   Kelly Campbell
   Steven Coffman
  -Bertrand Delacretaz
   Tore Engvig
  -Christian Geisert
   Stanislav Gorkhover
   Fotis Jannidis 
  -Karen Lease
  -Keiron Liddle
  -Jeremias Maerki
   Jordan Naftolin
  -Joerg Pietschmann
   Eric Schaeffer 
   Jon Smirl 
  +James Tauber (who started it all)
   Art Welch
  -Peter B. West
   
  - THINGS WORKED ON * 
   
  + THINGS WORKED ON * 
   
  -redesign/refactoring - layout [Karen Lease]
  -redesign/refactoring - page layout [Arved Sandstrom]
  -svg, testing [Keiron Liddle]
  +This is the FOP maintenance branch. We currently build releases from 
  +here but only bugfixing is done. FOP is currently being redesigned and 
  +all new functionality should go into the main branch.
   
  +- Bugfixing
   
    THINGS TO DO 
   
  -
  -1)
  -The immediate list of things that need to be done. These include things
  -that may prevent other activity or could be done independantly.
  -
  -* Redesign of flow layout handling, breaks keeps, spacing etc.
  -* Redesign/factoring of line area handling.
  -* Testing system, moving old tests to new system etc.
  -* SVG
  -- integrating Avalon and Fop
  -- Documentation / website needs to better help users understand how to use FOP
  -- examples (a separate set of user fo examples)
  -
  -(* being worked on,  - no current activity)
  -
  -2)
  -After the the layout handling is redesigned then these items should be
  -promoted to first priority.
  -These should be done with the aim of getting to basic conformance.
  -
  -- Implement all remaining formatting objects
  -- improve property handling for types not currently supported (eg. 'large' font)
  -- implement all required properties
  -
  -3)
  -Nail down external interfaces (the main part is fairly stable).
  -Setting base directory, using config, logging, extensions etc.
  -
  -Interfaces to include:
  -how does FOP get called
  -how does the formatter interface to renderers
  -how do people write new plug-ins: handlers for new image types
  -processors for fo:instream-foreign-object
  -
  -4)
  -Improve the code. Follow the Sun Java coding guidelines.
  -Have better comments and correlation between spec terms
  -and methods etc.
  -
  -
  +- Bugfixing
  +- Improving documentation
  
  
  
  1.10.2.24 +19 -0 xml-fop/CHANGES
  
  Index: CHANGES
  ===
  RCS file: /home/cvs/xml-fop/CHANGES,v
  retrieving revision 1.10.2.23
  retrieving revision 1.10.2.24
  diff -u -r1.10.2.23 -r1.10.2.24
  --- CHANGES   12 Aug 2002 17:05:51 -  1.10.2.23
  +++ CHANGES   11 Nov 2002 10:26:24 -  1.10.2.24
  @@ -1,6 +1,25 @@
   ==
   Done since 0.20.4 release
   
  +- Removed the necessity for a buildtools.jar (Jeremias Maerki)
  +- Updated several JARs: Ant 1.5.1, Xerces 2.2.0, Xalan 2.4.1 (Jeremias Maerki)
  +- Fixed some multi-threading issues (NPEs)
  +  Submitted by: Joachim Unger [EMAIL PROTECTED]
  +- Improved registration of ImageReader implementations (Jeremias Maerki)
  +- Refactored baseDir stuff. Internally most code has been changed to work on 
  +  URLs instead of filenames. The baseDir property is evaluated to a baseURL 
  +  which can be accessed through Configuration.getBaseURL() (Jeremias Maerki)
  +- Added a fontBaseDir property (similar to baseDir) which represents a base 
  +  dir/URL for fonts. If this property isn't set, a fallback is made to 
  +  baseDir. (Jeremias Maerki)
  +- Fixed some javadoc warnings
  +  Submitted by: Victor Mote [EMAIL PROTECTED]
  +- Added translation for GoToPageDialog and update for czech translations
  +  Submitted by: Michal

cvs commit: xml-fop STATUS

2002-05-05 Thread jeremias

jeremias02/05/05 08:49:50

  Modified:.Tag: fop-0_20_2-maintain STATUS
  Log:
  Updated committer list.
  
  Revision  ChangesPath
  No   revision
  
  
  No   revision
  
  
  1.47.2.2  +3 -0  xml-fop/STATUS
  
  Index: STATUS
  ===
  RCS file: /home/cvs/xml-fop/STATUS,v
  retrieving revision 1.47.2.1
  retrieving revision 1.47.2.2
  diff -u -r1.47.2.1 -r1.47.2.2
  --- STATUS18 Feb 2002 18:27:36 -  1.47.2.1
  +++ STATUS5 May 2002 15:49:50 -   1.47.2.2
  @@ -12,10 +12,13 @@
   Fotis Jannidis 
   Karen Lease
   Keiron Liddle
  +Jeremias Maerki
   Jordan Naftolin
  +Joerg Pietschmann
   Eric Schaeffer 
   Jon Smirl 
   Art Welch
  +Peter B. West
   
    THINGS WORKED ON * 
   
  
  
  

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cvs commit: xml-fop STATUS

2002-05-05 Thread jeremias

jeremias02/05/05 08:52:35

  Modified:.STATUS
  Log:
  Updated committer list.
  
  Revision  ChangesPath
  1.49  +8 -3  xml-fop/STATUS
  
  Index: STATUS
  ===
  RCS file: /home/cvs/xml-fop/STATUS,v
  retrieving revision 1.48
  retrieving revision 1.49
  diff -u -r1.48 -r1.49
  --- STATUS5 Mar 2002 14:39:45 -   1.48
  +++ STATUS5 May 2002 15:52:34 -   1.49
  @@ -4,16 +4,21 @@
   James Tauber (started it all and wrote most of the code) 
   
   Kelly Campbell
  -Steven Coffman 
  +Steven Coffman
  +Bertrand Delacretaz
  +Tore Engvig
  +Christian Geisert
   Stanislav Gorkhover
   Fotis Jannidis 
   Karen Lease
   Keiron Liddle
  +Jeremias Maerki
   Jordan Naftolin
  +Joerg Pietschmann
   Eric Schaeffer 
   Jon Smirl 
  -Christian Geisert
  -Bertrand Delacretaz
  +Art Welch
  +Peter B. West
   
   Initial development of new layout managers, area tree and renderers.
   Altered xml handling.
  
  
  

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FOP Status

2002-04-11 Thread Keiron Liddle

Fop Status - April 10

The layout process remains the critical path to the further development of 
properties and elements.
Many other areas are getting attention, such as configuration and 
documentation.


Development
---

done:
understanding docs - Cyril, Peter, Keiron, Karen
added portuguese hyphenation - Paulo Soares
implemented simple vertical alignment for line area - Keiron

working on (if any details are incorrect or someone feels left out give us 
a yell :)
image handling - Arved
line area layout, understanding - Keiron
avalon/configuration - Nicola
properties/build/configuration/design - Peter
FAQ - Joerg, Alex
features/limitations list - Chuck Paussa and others
documentation - Cyril
rtf renderer - Bertrand
PDF Forms extension - Hansuli Anderegg

Things to do:
Apart from the things that are being done there are a number of areas we 
can work on to create a better FOP.

In general we have:
Get a solid understanding and basis for the layout process.
structure renderer
simple examples
testing


Maintenance releases


done:
russian for AWTViewer - Alex V. Alishevskikh
Updated Ant - Christian
Use ant style task for build - Christian

A maintenance release will be required. This will be after batik1.5 is 
released.

working on:
maintenance updates - Christian


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RE: FOP Status

2002-04-11 Thread Arved Sandstrom

This is still accurate as far as I am concerned, although I have not done
much yet. However I have to look at images anyway with respect to my other
project so it will definitely happen and happen soon.

I am also transitioning my FOP development setup from Linux over to Win2K so
I can get more productive. I just need to get my SSH set up (new password,
basically) and I'll be ready to develop on FOP in short order. :-)

Arved

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Subject: FOP Status


Fop Status - April 10

The layout process remains the critical path to the further development of
properties and elements.
Many other areas are getting attention, such as configuration and
documentation.


Development
---

done:
understanding docs - Cyril, Peter, Keiron, Karen
added portuguese hyphenation - Paulo Soares
implemented simple vertical alignment for line area - Keiron

working on (if any details are incorrect or someone feels left out give us
a yell :)
image handling - Arved
line area layout, understanding - Keiron
avalon/configuration - Nicola
properties/build/configuration/design - Peter
FAQ - Joerg, Alex
features/limitations list - Chuck Paussa and others
documentation - Cyril
rtf renderer - Bertrand
PDF Forms extension - Hansuli Anderegg

Things to do:
Apart from the things that are being done there are a number of areas we
can work on to create a better FOP.

In general we have:
Get a solid understanding and basis for the layout process.
structure renderer
simple examples
testing


Maintenance releases


done:
russian for AWTViewer - Alex V. Alishevskikh
Updated Ant - Christian
Use ant style task for build - Christian

A maintenance release will be required. This will be after batik1.5 is
released.

working on:
maintenance updates - Christian


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FOP Status

2002-03-05 Thread Keiron Liddle


Maintenance Branch

Thanks to the good work by Christian we have a maintenance release 
incorporating fixes and various patches.
The final version of 0.20.3 will be announced soon (I think).

Development

Initial development of new layout managers, area tree and renderers.
Altered xml handling.
Added User Agent.
Made the image package thread safe and now has a caching system.
Added extension example, of the type xml-svg.


 THINGS WORKED ON *

layout manager design
documentation - design and developers understanding
maintenance branch

 THINGS TO DO 

1)
The main list of things that need to be done.

- design of line area handling.
- design of flow layout handling, breaks keeps, spacing etc.
- integrating Avalon and Fop

2)
These should be done with the aim of getting to basic conformance.

- Implement all remaining formatting objects
- improve property handling for types not currently supported (eg. 'large' 
font)- implement all required properties

3)
Nail down external interfaces (the main part is fairly stable).
Setting base directory, using config, logging, extensions etc.


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Re: FOP status

2001-08-20 Thread Randall Parker

On Mon, 20 Aug 2001 12:36:51 +0200, Keiron Liddle wrote:

Fonts
- some improvements in font handling, naming

I think PDFGraphics2D may need methods added to it that allows a user to specify:

1) Which True Type fonts to map to which Type 1 fonts.
   A user might want to display on his local monitor in Coolvetica rathan than Arial 
and then generate to PDF 
using Helvetica.
   So it isn't enough simply to add a mapping from Arial to Helvetica in 
FontInfo/FontSetup.

2) To embed particular fonts (whether True Type or Type 1) in the generated PDF. 
   For some fonts the user might want to map to some core PDF font. But for other 
fonts the user might want to 
do embedding. 
   I also think this embedding ought to be smart: Only embed those characters that are 
used. 

I foresee myself wanting to generate the same basic document but in different sizes. 
So for people who want 
small fast downloads I'd want to map to the core Type 1 fonts of PDF. But for people 
who want a nicer looking 
document I can foresee wanting to embed a lot of TT fonts in the PDF. Also, the same 
user might want to get 
drafts that are with core fonts so that the document is small. But then in the final 
production run of the 
document the user may then want to ask for embedding to get more preferred fonts used 
in final production.





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