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From Julien Aymé <julien.a...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: Brainstorming: AFP subproject?
Date Thu, 09 Sep 2010 14:08:06 GMT
Hi,

As Eric already said, the new format should be split into a separate jar,
but there is no need to create a new subproject.
A dedicated ant task to create the new jar should suffice.

Julien


2010/9/9 Eric Douglas <edouglas@blockhouse.com>:
> Not only have I never used AFP I don't believe I've heard of it.  I had
> to look it up, which found multiple definitions.  Is this the one you're
> referring to?
> http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/IBM_Advanced_Function_Printing_(AFP)
>
> I think any output format which adds considerable overhead should be
> split into a separate jar if at all possible, to minimize the amount of
> code to load for anyone not using that format.
>
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Jeremias Maerki [mailto:dev@jeremias-maerki.ch]
> Sent: Thursday, September 09, 2010 9:52 AM
> To: general@xmlgraphics.apache.org
> Subject: Brainstorming: AFP subproject?
>
> I've just committed a basic AFP parser to XGC as discussed on fop-dev
> some time ago. While doing that I've started to think that AFP is really
> something not many people know about or need. I wonder if it would make
> sense to actually create an XML Graphics subproject dedicated to AFP. It
> would include the AFP generation library from FOP and the AFP parser
> I've started, maybe even the FOP output plug-in. A dream of mine is to
> have an actual AFP viewer/converter at some point.
>
> The rationale behind it is that the AFP library alone increases the FOP
> JAR size considerably and only relatively few people actually need AFP
> support.
>
> WDYT?
>
> Jeremias Maerki
>
>
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