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From Angelo zerr <angelo.z...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: [odfdom-dev] Status of the Simple Java API for ODF and ODFDOM - 08/10/2011
Date Fri, 12 Aug 2011 09:26:24 GMT
Hi Biao,


> Thanks for your contribution intention. But we found iText uses the AGPL
> license: http://itextpdf.com/terms-of-use/index.php
> So it would be difficult to use that in an Apache 2.0 licensed project.
>

Yes I thought that. That's very shame -(


>
> Do you have plan to supply a version using PDFBox<http://pdfbox.apache.org/index.html>
pr
> FOP? Both of them will be OK for Apache 2.0 license.
> And as far as I know, PDFBox may be easier. Its API is similar with iText.
>

XDocReport uses iText because ODT->PDF processes like this :

1) load ODT with ODFDOM
2) visit ODFDOM and generate iText structure PDF per ODFDOM structure

Problem with FOP is that you must have XML FO to generate PDF. I have tried
to do that (without ODFDOM) with XSL-FO, but performance are very bad (even
with XSLT cache, use xsl:key to cache compute of styles....). Perhaps it's
possible to use FOP with pur Java (without XML FO) but I have not found
samples.

For PDFBox, I have never used. Do you think this library manage the same
thing than iText (Table, table row, images widget...) and with the same
peformance? I must study it to see if it's possible to implement a new
converter with PDFBox.

Thank a lot for your information;,

Regards Angelo

>
> Whatever, thank you for your eager contribution intention!
>
>
> >
> > Regards Angelo
> >
>
> > 2011/8/10 Biao Han <hanbiao@cn.ibm.com>
> > (We should send this to project mailing list, but we don't have one
> > yet. so sorry for interrupt those guys in incubator general mailing list)
> >
> > ODF Toolkit move to Apache
> > 1. SVN account has been created and is now available for use. We
> > will discuss and start the code move after mail lists are ready;
> > 2. The first board meeting is scheduled for Wed, 17 August 2011, 10
> > am Pacific. We have submitted a quarterly board report to here.
> > 3. As we have been an Apache incubator project, so we will discuss
> > and release ODF Toolkit in the new community. The original release
> > plan have to be cancelled.
> >
> > Simple ODF
> > 1. Reviewed and pushed a bug about TextProperties (#bug 357).
> > 2. Reviewed and pushed three unit test coverage enhancement patches
> > (#bug 241) .
> > 3. The downloads of Simple ODF 0.6.5 has been to 204. This number
> > equals with Simple ODF 0.4. But version 0.4 uses more 6 months get
> > it, while version 0.6.5 uses only 40 days.
> >
> > ODFDOM
> > 1. Working on data signature. There are two issues caused by
> > OpenOffice block the process.
> > (1) OpenOffice.org generate a Namespace unaware signature document.
> > ODFDOM loads it fails.
> > (2) OpenOffice.org creates multiple X509Certificates instead of the
> > correct certification chain under ds:KeyInfo.
> > see also:
> > https://bugs.freedesktop.org/show_bug.cgi?id=39657 (ds namespace in
> > LibreOffice)
> > http://openoffice.org/bugzilla/show_bug.cgi?id=107864 (ds namespace in
> OOo)
> > http://openoffice.org/bugzilla/show_bug.cgi?id=66276 (multiple
> > X509Certificate in OOo)
> > http://openoffice.org/bugzilla/show_bug.cgi?id=108286
> > We have to supply two modes to fix it. One follows ODF
> > specification, the other follows Open Office. The question is which
> > is the default?
> > 2. A new user: XDocReport uses ODFDOM to load and manipulate ODF
> > document. It's Java API to merge XML document created with MS Office
> > (docx) or OpenOffice (odt), LibreOffice (odt) with a Java model to
> > generate report and convert it if you need to another format (PDF,
> XHTML...).
> > Regards
> >
> > Biao Han (Devin)
> > SOA Standards Growth, Emerging Technology Institute(ETI), IBM China
> > Software Development Laboratory
> > Tel:(86-10)82450541
> > Email: hanbiao@cn.ibm.com
> > Address: 3/F Ring Building, No.28 Building, Zhong Guan Cun Software
> > Park, No. 8 Dong Bei Wang West Road, ShangDi, Haidian District,
> > Beijing, P.R.C.100193
>

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