[erlang-questions] 14A wants 'fop', what/where?

Tuncer Ayaz <>
Thu Sep 9 20:06:40 CEST 2010


On Thu, Sep 9, 2010 at 3:30 PM, Tuncer Ayaz wrote:
> On Thu, Sep 9, 2010 at 5:17 AM, Richard O'Keefe wrote:
>> I'm installing R14A.
>>
>> documentation : fop is missing. Using fakefop to generate
>> placeholder PDF files.
>>
>> This is the first Erlang installation I've done where this came up.
>> Presumably fop is a processor for XML-FO. Where do I get it?
>
> FOP has been a requirement for creating PDF files before R14A. I've
> patched in fakefop support exactly because FOP is not a widespread
> tool available on standard development machines. The fact that FOP
> needs a lot of memory that has to be upped (with a JVM option) to not
> OOM and takes pretty long for processing are other disadvantages you
> probably don't want to experience. FOP is sadly neither space nor time
> efficient for processing the Erlang documentation.

Also FOP makes use of Apache Batik and therefore requires X11.
This makes it harder to run in a graphics-less environment.

> xsltproc (from libxslt) which you probably have installed is enough to
> create man pages and html docs.


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