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From "Mohammad Nour El-Din" <nour.moham...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: [DISCUSS] PDFBox proposal
Date Mon, 19 Nov 2007 08:20:54 GMT
+1

I don't not know iText or PDFBox very well, but giving the users multiple
frameworks for the same purpose under the Apache license is my main concern,
and then each user chooses what ever he/she likes

On Nov 15, 2007 5:43 PM, Janne Jalkanen <Janne.Jalkanen@ecyrd.com> wrote:

>
> ...'cos everybody I've ever talked to always tells me to use PDFBox?
>
> [No, I cannot tell why exactly they prefer PDFBox, but hey, I don't
> really care... Just passing the message.]
>
> /Janne
>
> On Nov 15, 2007, at 10:01 , Jeremias Maerki wrote:
>
> > Ok, so why not generate XSL-FO and use Apache FOP? You get multiple
> > output formats that way. Only drawback at the moment: No support for
> > automatically sized column-widths in tables. If you interface directly
> > with a PDF library you have to do all the difficult page-breaking
> > yourself. FOP does all that already. Of course, if you have an
> > HTML component (with pagination support) that can paint to
> > Java2D/Graphics2D you can easily use a PDF library with Java2D support
> > directly. Unfortunately, PDFBox doesn't have that, yet, while FOP
> > does.
> > Another example where PDFBox and FOP's PDF library could profit from
> > each other.
> >
> > Jeremias Maerki
> >
> >
> >
> > On 15.11.2007 08:41:19 Janne Jalkanen wrote:
> >>> How? Just curious.
> >>
> >> We don't have built-in PDF generation from pages, which is one of the
> >> more requested features.  Apparently many companies like the ability
> >> to create documentation on a wiki, and then dumping it to a PDF for
> >> shipping.
> >>
> >> /Janne
> >
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-- 
Thanks
- Mohammad Nour

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