man, 22.03.2004 kl. 18.46 skrev Alex Roitman:
> On 03/22/2004 11:11:15 AM, Don Allingham wrote:
> > Direct printing and print preview is a major new enhancement to the
> > project. I will try to post screenshots later this evening.
> I was thinking about the earlier plans to obsolete reportlab's PDF
> plugin and the PS plugin. Now that we have a working gnome-print
> plugin, I'm starting to doubt whether we should remove reportlab and
> PS, even when LPRDoc becomes production quality in the future.
> The reason is that, being fully internationalized, gnome-print embeds
> the fonts within PS/PDF. This is about the only choice for non-latin
> output, but is a huge overhead for latin-only contents.
> As Frode Jemtland noticed, the latin-only PDFs created with reportlab
> are a lot smaller than the ones created by LPRDoc.
> So, the question for the near future is: whether we want to have one
> way of creating PDFs (gnome-print) and pay the unnecessary overhead
> when using latin text, or whether we leave an option for latin contents
> to use reportlab plugin producing leaner PDFs. The reportlab is an
> extra dependency, of course.
> I personally would keep both. Since they're plugins, not having the
> appropriate backend (reportlab or gnomeprint) would rule out using the
> corresponding plugin. That way the users can always choose the backend
> fitting their needs.
> As always, the trade-off is between the choice versus user-intuitive
> setup. With too many choices things quickly become confusing,
> especially for the new users.
> What are the thoughts about the PDF creation in the future gramps?
Hmm. I seem to be the only one with that problem, but if I can't make A0
pdf's with gnome-print, I will truly miss the reportlab plugin.
Or are you maybe doing progress with that? :)