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From Geoff Howard <geoff.how...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: Custom extensions - to be made available if possible
Date Thu, 16 Sep 2004 12:06:52 GMT
POV = point of view


On Wed, 15 Sep 2004 07:47:27 +0200, Antonio Fiol BonnĂ­n
<antonio.fiol@gmail.com> wrote:
> > > As I said in a previous e-mail (Sep 10), we downloaded PDF box
> > > (www.pdfbox.org), but it seems to us a bit hard to use.
> >
> > This project uses the BSD license. I think this can be a good candidate
> > for integration with Cocoon. Because of the BSD license, We can be able to
> > include the code and distribute the library as part of the cocon releases.
> 
> Understood. For now, we continue on this line, at least today.
> 
> > > It seems to have a viewer, and so it seems to draw on a Graphics. This
> > > could be used combined with Batik to generate SVG... but that seems a
> > > bit overkill.
> 
> I still believe that this sort of SVG generation is overkill. Does
> anyone agree that a PDF operation processor that spits SVG may be
> simpler to achieve? Most importantly, I reckon this approach allows us
> to generate simple SVG without bells and whistles (e.g. only
> positioned text on a correctly sized page), and improve it with time.
> 
> 
> > > We also found Etymon PJX (www.etymon.com/epub.html), but it's like the
> > > hard part of pdfbox, but without the easier part concerning the
> > > Graphics.
> >
> > This one is GPL. The integration with Cocoon will be more dificult. Same
> > case as Hibernate.
> 
> OK. Difficult to use + Difficult license integration = Discarded.
> 
> 
> > OF course this is just from the license POV. I have not experience with
> > neither of them.
> 
> Sorry, but... What POV? A google search por POV or POV PDF leaded to
> "povray" and many "point of view".
> 
> 
> 
> Thank you very much.
> 
> Antonio Fiol
>

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