The site is now back up.
It was down due to a minor hicup with the site host. Hopefully it won't happen again.
For some reason, the entire retep.org.uk domain is down and has been for the last 14 hours.
A technical request is in for support, but it's probably going to be down for a few more hours due to timezone differences. Unfortunately all email is being bounced.
Finally after about 2 months development, the new site is up. Written entirely using Jakarta-Struts and Tomcat, it's more database efficient and extensible than the old PHP site.
The source for the site is now in the CVS repository under the site module.
Although I'm about a month behind schedule, release is almost here.
This morning I've updated the CVS repository so it now matches my development tree. Over the weekend, the API documentation was published on the web site. http://www.retep.org.uk/api.php If everything goes fine, release will be this week. Peter
Things have been slow (been busy setting up a business), but they are progressing.
New features in the next release
New build scripts
NetBeans support (the core tools are now working from within the NetBeans environment)
More later... Peter
After rebuilding my development box (swapped hardware), I upgraded to Java2 1.4.0 with Forte 3.0 CE. However, none of the XML would work due to some conflict within Xerces. To fix this you will need to upgrade Xerces to the latest version, which looks like it was released yesterday (April 29 2002). Once you use those jars, the XML parsing will work under JDK 1.4.0.
I've been helping my best friend move into her pub this last week (great hardship ;*) ) so I've not been able to add anything this last week. Only a few fixes to the pdf code. Hopefully it will improve over the next week. Peter
Finally, after two days, the retep homepage http://www.retep.org.uk/ is back up. The down time was caused by some problems with apache after a server upgrade :-(
Anyhow, new on the site are some screenshots. Either click on the random image on the homepage, or go to http://www.retep.org.uk/screen.php to see the index.
I've been away for a couple of days, and have discovered that the http://www.retep.org.uk/ site is down. I'm following it up at the moment, and hopefully it will be back up soon. Peter
I've finally sorted out the API Class documentation. You can now access them by clicking API on the homepage http://www.retep.org.uk/
From tests made over the last few days using tomcat, the new code works when generating PDF from within a Servlet. On top of that, one of the original bugs/features from the original project now works, that is Images.
The current test source is now in CVS, and work is underway to support correct Font Metrics (AFM files are now readable) and Java2D (about 50% complete). Java2D should be ready by Saturday.
The rewrite of the retepPDF package is almost complete.
Codenamed retepPDF-II, the rewrite was started last Friday (22nd Feb), and so far things are looking pretty good (even images are working).
Note: Because of the rewrite, it is being incorporated into the retepTools suite, and will be under the same BSD license, not the LGPL (or GPL). I can do this because it has no connection with the old project.
The first public release will be made on Sunday night, when stage 2 of the rewrite - the all important documentation - begins.
Finally, after some ISP problems, the initial release is now available. The .tar.gz * .zip files contain both the api docs, and the jar file.
The jar file on its own is also available.