I've been around the installation of trunk's version of FOP, which I've
ended up by not being able to use beacuse of my system is too old
(libc-2.2, gcc 2.95.3), and the java version you've lately updated to,
doesn't run here.
Actually, the only version I'd able to use, would be 0.20.5. The thing
is this version doesn't respect my custom footers (the body overrides
it), body text doesn't start neither at the same possition when using
this footers, etc.
So I'm just wondering whether could anyone please tell about other resources?
I'd like to be able to generate nice-looking documents, I mean with svg
or anyother scalable imaging format, etc. For this time, I'll be
publishing in C5 (paper size), don't know whether this would a problem
I understand dockbook/XML-XSLT/SGML-DSSSL and it's customization layers
as a good way of working, although I'd like an expert to advise me.
I'd be working on a pdf output basis or any other format that would be
better for a press to work with. I'm within a linux system, and have no
troubles at all when starting to learn all over again, tex or any other
format any one could advise me as "the most proffesional one" when
dealing with presses (is that how you call those places that actually
print out your book, isn't it?), sorry my english anyway.
I've been for a while away from any of this, but I do remember there
are formats such as dvi, postscript, I know one can have pdf from sgml
+ jadetex, that one can use it even with dsssl or xslt style-sheets
I'd really appreciate, though, if someone could advise when getting
into something that's gonna be stable, robust, and is not gonna break
any of my work beacuse of thirdy-party dependencies, whilst being able
to generate good-looking documents as well as dealing with presses, or
printing-presses at highest level.