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From "Antonio Gallardo" <>
Subject Re: [New Web Site] - No images in PDF document
Date Sun, 18 May 2003 03:21:53 GMT
Thanks for the answer.

Just one more question. I understand I need jimi.jar if I am building my
own New Web Site. But what if this is builded by the Apache Cocoon
comunity, I also need jimi.jar to see a PDF generated remotely?

I think I dont need it. But the PDF from the Apache Cocoon New Site does
not show images. That means they are not using jimi.jar. That is correct?

Antonio Gallardo.

J.Pietschmann dijo:
> Antonio Gallardo wrote:
>> I finally found it at:
>> It looks like jimi is an ancient jar. Why is still in use? For
>> compatibility with old java 1.1.x or for historics reasons? ;P
> Jimi was provided as a stop gap measure to prop up JDK 1.1
> capabilities for handling a variety of graphics formats.
> Jimi supports a *lot* of different formats (although no
> match for netpbm), if someone bothers to write format
> recognizers support could be added to FOP and the PDF serializer
> easily.
> Later, Sun developed JAI, a very general interface for
> manipulating images. You can download JAI and Suns sample
> implementation
> and use it with the latest FOP and PDF serializer too
> (see
> Pro Jimi:
> - easy to install: just move the classes into the classpath
> - pure Java, platform independent (available for Macs, that is)
> - potentially supports a lot of image formats
> - no fee
> Contra Jimi:
> - not all that fast
> - not maintained
> Pro JAI
> - it's an interface, supply your own implementation if you want
> - fast (Suns sample implementation uses native libraries)
> - lots of features which can be interesting
> Contra JAI
> - possibly harder to install, may need special access rigths
>    (because of the native libraries)
> - not necessarily available for all platforms (Suns impl
>    is not available for recent Macs, AFAIK)
> - commercial implementations may cost real money
> - no open source implementations worth to look at AFAIK
> If someone wants to add this tio the Wiki...
> J.Pietschmann

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