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Subject: Re: [xsl] XSL-FO to PDF conversion speed
From: Jesper Tverskov <jesper@xxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Tue, 15 Oct 2013 09:45:17 +0200

I know very well that speed depends on many variables. In a pdf of
very many pages with a lot of images et cetera the rank of the
products when it comes to speed could be different. I have clearly
stated:  "when it comes too transforming my stylesheet to a pdf of 2
pages 1000 times at the command line".

What I have said about speed could very well only be true for the most
simple pdf, only having a handful of tables, a small logo and two
barcodes, with out of the box functionality of the FO processors at
the command line. But that is what matters to me because my client
only use that one stylesheet at the command line.

Jesper Tverskov

On Tue, Oct 15, 2013 at 8:52 AM, Liam R E Quin <liam@xxxxxx> wrote:
> On Mon, 2013-10-14 at 10:00 +0200, Jesper Tverskov wrote:
>> To my surprize, RenderX was not faster than FOP.
>> Antenna House on the other hand is very fast.
> Don't take this to be true of all possible inputs, of course :-)
> But when you have performance problems it's often worth experimenting
> with different tools, if nothing else to understand the problem space
> better.
> FOP calls out to an external program (or library) to render SVG; using a
> barcode font instead might also resolve that issue.
> Liam
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