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From "Robert J. Lebowitz" <lebow...@finaltouch.com>
Subject Re: Headless Server and jdk 1.4
Date Sat, 10 Nov 2001 15:46:46 GMT
> it's working fine for me, except that I'm using rc1a of cocoon. But I had
to
> change some things. When you start tomcat, you have to set the headless
> properity. Simple look on java.sun.com for an example.
> Then you have to recompile batik and fop and copy them into the cocoon
libs
> directory. You have to use the 1.0 batik, not the 1.1. But batik doesn't
> compile.

That's odd.... I managed to compile it without errors... I might have to try
that again, in case I messed something up.

Fop, on the other hand has required some changes.  I'm in the middle of
creating dummy methods to match the new ones in the awt API.

I know what you're saying about not wanting to submit the patches; my fixes
are really just a way to get the thing to compile, but it doesn't address
the real issue which is to rewrite the classes so that they utilize the new
features available within 1.4.  I suspect that if they start using the new
I/O and other features they'll have a more efficient version of FOP and
Batik available.  However, it will require a rather intensive rewrite as far
as I can tell.

>But
> it didn't change anything. Big font sizes are working well, small ones are
> almost unreadable. I don't know why.
> Also all graphics are looking different than in non-headless mode.
>

This is very discouraging... I had hoped that when I finished, I'd have a
"cleaner" solution to my problem; namely no need for running Xvbf to get the
same results.

I read a posting that suggested that the Batik and Fop folks had to make a
lot of weird changes to get the font metrics stuff to work correctly.  One
poster suggested that using JDK 1.4 cleared up all this, but your results
suggest otherwise.... sigh.

Rob


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