From: John Maddock (john_at_[hidden])
Date: 2007-08-18 13:40:21
Douglas Gregor wrote:
> On Sat, 2007-08-18 at 17:14 +0200, Roland Schwarz wrote:
>> Paul A Bristow wrote:
>>> Since we seem to be using this to generate pdf version at the end
>>> of the toolchain from Quickbook/Docbook thru XML to html and pdf
>>> XML to PDF by RenderX XEP XSL-FO Formatter, visit us at
>> Hopefully boost will not rule out other ways of generating the docs.
>> I think vendor lock in is the last boost should be trapped into.
> XSL-FO is an open standard, and RenderX provides an implementation of
> that standard. We're always free to pick another vendor that
> the same standard but, frankly, RenderX does the best job of the tools
> I've seen.
Correct: and just to emphasise the point, the Open Source alternative -
Apache FOP - and XEP are command line compatible, so you can use either just
by altering the "using fop" line of your user-config.jam. Sadly Apache FOP
currently has so many problems that it's hard to recommend for anything but
simple usage requirements at present, hence the use of XEP for more complex
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