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From Apache Wiki <wikidi...@apache.org>
Subject [Incubator Wiki] Update of "PDFBoxProposal" by JeremiasMaerki
Date Thu, 15 Nov 2007 07:41:39 GMT
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The following page has been changed by JeremiasMaerki:
http://wiki.apache.org/incubator/PDFBoxProposal

The comment on the change is:
Some additional notes

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  PDFBox has been in active development for over 5 years.  The PDFBox user community has grown
each year.  PDFBox implements the PDF specification, which is highly utilized by companies
across the world.  The need for a PDF library is strong and is unlikely to change in the near
future.
  
+ === "Competing" formats ===
+ 
+ In recent times, additional paged document formats have been developed (or are in development)
that have similar goals/functionality:
+ 
+   * Microsoft's [http://www.microsoft.com/whdc/xps/xpsspec.mspx XPS] (XML-based ZIP container,
proprietary core-functionality)
+   * Adobe's [http://labs.adobe.com/technologies/mars/ Mars] (XML-based ZIP container, largely
based on open standards, extending them where necessary)
+ 
  === Inexperience with Open Source ===
  
  All developers have experience with Open Source projects.
@@ -85, +92 @@

    * [http://lucene.apache.org/nutch/ Lucene Nutch] Nutch currently utilizes PDFBox to index
PDF documents.
    * [http://incubator.apache.org/tika/ Tika] Tika currently utilizes PDFBox for extracting
PDF content.
    * [http://incubator.apache.org/uima/ Apache UIMA] UIMA analyzes unstructured content and
would benefit from PDF content.
-   * [http://xmlgraphics.apache.org/fop/ Apache FOP] There's an experimental plug-in (currently
hosted outside of the project) for FOP that uses PDFBox to support embedding of existing PDFs
in XSL-FO documents for PDF output.
+   * [http://xmlgraphics.apache.org/fop/ Apache FOP] There's an experimental plug-in (currently
hosted outside of the project) for FOP that uses PDFBox to support embedding of existing PDFs
in XSL-FO documents for PDF output. Both Batik and FOP have code to parse fonts which PDFBox
needs to do, too.
  
  === A Excessive Fascination with the Apache Brand ===
  

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