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From Chris Bowditch <bowditch_ch...@hotmail.com>
Subject Re: AFP Renderer
Date Tue, 10 Aug 2004 08:25:39 GMT
Townsend, Pete wrote:

> Glen, 
> I'll get this added as a patch (via Bugzilla as Chris suggested). The
> developer forum can then decide if this is something you wish to take
> forward (perhaps someone can get feedback from the user community as to
> whether it would be desirable). It has saved us a huge amount of effort,
> previously we had to define duplicate print templates (one for PDF and the
> other for mainframe AFP/IPDS) - so as one member of that community I can
> vouch for its desirability. Also if you search the web you will see that
> many commercial products will convert AFP/IPDS to PDF or vice versa so the
> demand is certainly there and the addition of this capability is likely to
> increase the user base.

Thanks for persevering with this. It really will be useful. I know there are 
many commercial products that work with AFP, I have worked on one such product 

> I appreciate that an additional renderer adds an overhead, hence offering my
> services to support it. It has taken a lot of pressure from myself to get
> agreement by my company to release to ASF - they are likely to be reluctant
> to have the code released elsewhere (i.e. on a resource page) - we have a
> very sensitive legal department! 

If you could add a patch to bugzilla that would be great. It would be better 
still if you have the time to convert it to work with HEAD, but if you dont 
then 0.20.5 will do and ill try and have a go at getting it converted to HEAD.


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