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ANN: RenderX XSL Formatting Engine XEP version 3 is available

From: David Tolpin <dvd@renderx.com>
Date: Sat, 12 Oct 2002 02:07:23 +0500 (AMST)
Message-Id: <200210112107.g9BL7NId003953@adat.davidashen.net>
To: xsl-list@lists.mulberrytech.com, xsl-fo@yahoogroups.com, www-xsl-fo@w3.org


Hi,

RenderX XSL Formatting Engine XEP version 3 (http://www.renderx.com/FO2PDF.html) 
is commercially available from the xAttic shop,

http://shop.xattic.com/ 
.

The new version is offered through a number of licensing schemes,
ranging from a single user to a developer and corporate server.

From now on, updates and addtional components will eventually be
made available through the updates' page, 
 
 http://shop.xattic.com/extras.cgi 
 .  
 Licensed users of XEP v2 for XML Spy may download maitnenance 
 release 2.78 from that location .

 We at RenderX are committed to providing XEP's users with convenient
 and powerful tools for integration of RenderX XEP into various
 production and development environments. As a first step, XEP v3
 connector for XML Spy has been published as a freely downloadable
 component for commercial users of RenderX XEP version 3. Please
 visit 

 http://shop.xattic.com/extras.cgi

 to download the component.

 Version 3 offers a number of improvements over the previous one,
 including (but not limited to) the following:

- support for right-to-left writing mode (including a preliminary
   implementation of bidirectionality);
- support for rotated text; 
- support for side floats; 
- support for blocks spanning multiple columns; 
- support for page-position="last" in conditional page masters; 
- support for horizontal text scaling (via font-stretch attribute); 
- support for from-table-column() function; 
- a number of useful extensions to XSL spec:
    * support for building page number lists in indexes; 
    * support for areas with different column counts on the same page;
- a completely new validation mechanism that checks XSL FO data
   from any source and eliminates namespace problems;
 
- optimized graphics, using "lazy" algorithms to greatly improve
   preformance and reduce memory consumption;
 
- SAX 2 interfaces for both input and output; 
- JAXP integration classes, and a command-line interface to perform 
  direct XML+XSL->PDF/PostScript transformation;
- and more...

RenderX XEP 3 consumes less memory than XEP 2.x and runs faster, especially
on long tables. Many parts have been rewritten from scratch; results
are quite encouraging.

Sincerely, 
David Tolpin 
CTO
RenderX
http://www.renderx.com/
Received on Friday, 11 October 2002 17:24:03 GMT

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