[xsl] ANNOUNCE: FOP 0.16 Release

Subject: [xsl] ANNOUNCE: FOP 0.16 Release
From: Arved Sandstrom <Arved_37@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Tue, 2 Jan 2001 21:09:22 -0400
FOP 0.16, the New Years release, is now available from
http://xml.apache.org/fop/download.html. FOP is the Apache XML project's XSL-FO
(Extensible Stylesheet Language Formatting Objects) processor. For details see

Significant additions in this release include column support, hyphenation, and
PDF compression. Tables have also received a lot of attention. 

In the larger picture, work continues on filling in the gaps between the XSL
Candidate Recommendation and FOP. We anticipate a production release which has
at least Basic conformance in all areas by early-mid spring of this year.
FOP is moving to TRAX for interfacing with XSLT processors, has active
cooperation with Batik SVG (see http://xml.apache.org/batik/), and has a number
of initiatives underway to field new fo:instream-foreign-object content
processors and back-end renderers.

New developers are always welcome. FOP is an active and challenging Apache XML

Release Notice Date: 2 Jan 2001
FOP contact: Arved Sandstrom (arved@xxxxxxxxxx)


Features included since the 0.15 release:

support for multi-column and column spanning (column-count, column-gap, span)
compression for pdf files, changed output format to OutputStream 
improved handling of compound properties 
fo:character and property 'character' 
         (limitation: not included into hyphenation, no Common Margin and Padding support)
vertical alignment for table cell contents 
Finnish hyphenation patterns 
hyphenation package, integration into Fop 
interim configuration package 
FopImage class that uses JAI and JAI compile target
support for rule-style 

tables to handle headers, footers, keep-with, colspan 
          is partly done
svg stuff for the latest java bindings

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