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From David Crossley <>
Subject Re: setting userconfig.xml file in output.xmap in a relative path
Date Wed, 11 Mar 2009 04:31:54 GMT
Sjur Moshagen wrote:
> skrev Dr. Bhatia Praveen:
> >
> >Hi Sjur/Ross,
> > I am using version 0.8 version of forrest.
> Ok. I would recommend you to update to the svn trunk version of  
> Forrest to get proper configurability of the pdf output plugin in  
> Forrest.

Thanks for your answers Sjur. However, we can only
discuss *released* versions on this "user" mail list.

Development versions on the "dev" mail list.


> > I changed the output.xmap in the installation of forrest 0.8 ie
> >C:\user\Installation\forrest\apache-forrest-0.8\plugins 
> >\org.apache.forrest.plugin.output.pdf
> >
> >This means that when I change computers/forrest versions, the  
> >application again doesnt work unless I remember to go and chande the  
> >installation plugins file.
> Yes, this is the problem targeted in the work on the pdf plugin lately.
> >So I am looking for a general way (for example in user's  
> >sitemap.xmap) where this setting could be done with properties and  
> >so application could move accross computers/higher versions.
> In the current svn trunk version of Forrest (0.9-dev), this is solved.  
> As Ross pointed out, the new ways of configuring the pdf output isn't  
> very well documented, but the information is available in the mail  
> archive.
> Also, the current trunk uses a much improved FOP version, which in  
> itself has made user configurations easier.
> >In earlier version of Forrest it could be done by editing the fo2pdf  
> >pipeline in the sitemap.xmap of the user.
> This is not supported anymore, but using the Locationmap feature, it  
> is easy to override specific processing steps as part of the user  
> configuration.
> What kind of changes would you like to have?
> Best regards,
> Sjur

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