Lyle Johnson wrote:
> On 11/11/05, James Britt <james_b / neurogami.com> wrote:
> 
> 
>>Please, nobody shoot me, but I have to believe this can easily be done
>>with Java tools.
>>
>>Now, if the tweak-factor is such that actually handling Java-matter is
>>too painful, then perhaps a Ruby solution is better.  But from casual
>>following of the xml-dev mailing list, it seems that this sort of thing
>>is a well-solved matter in Java.
> 
> 
> It is fairly straightforward to convert DocBook/XML to PDF using a
> combination of Java tools. I am using the Saxon XSLT processor
> (http://saxon.sourceforge.net/), the standard DocBook XSL stylesheets
> (http://docbook.sourceforge.net/projects/xsl/), and FOP
> (http://xmlgraphics.apache.org/fop/) to accomplish this.
> 
> I think that, at some point in the past, I considered using Ruby tools
> to do this but they either didn't exist or weren't quite up to snuff
> (especially with regards to an XSLT processor).

Wow, Lyle. You continue to amaze me. :)

What might be straightforward for you might not be for me.

I don't have any of these tools installed, and I've never heard of
FOP or FO.

Still my best shot?


Thanks,
Hal