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Subject: Re: [docbook-apps] passivetex support

From: "Bob Stayton" <bobs@sagehill.net>
Subject: [docbook-apps] passivetex support
Date: Sat, 3 Dec 2011 15:39:40 -0800

> I'm proposing that support for the Passivetex XSL-FO processor in the XSL stylesheets 
> be discontinued.  When the DocBook XSL project was just getting started, Passivetex 
> was one of two free XSL-FO processors (FOP was the other).  Passivetex never fully 
> implemented the standard, development ceased about 8 years ago, and its author 
> admitted it was mostly a proof-of-concept project. The DocBook XSL stylesheets have a 
> 'passivetex.extensions' parameter, which is mostly used to compensate for and 
> workaround the things it does not support. Today, FOP does a much better job, and is 
> supported.
> So I wanted to ask the mailing list if anyone is using it, and needs to continue using 
> it.  If not, we will be removing the 'passivetex.extensions' param and all the code 
> that references it.

Is Docbook In ConTeXt usable for Docbook5?

Or what other free software tools without java exist for that purpose?

Klaus Schilling  

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