Re: [xep-support] Strange delay at end of rendering

From: Clay Leeds (
Date: Tue Jan 28 2003 - 07:20:47 PST

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    I'm somewhat of a newbie here, but I noticed a similarly strange thing
    happen (with FOP) when I commented out a large section of my INPUT XML
    file. This wasn't yet confirmed, and did not have much testing yet.

    Do you have large amounts of commented sections?

    Web Maestro Clay

    Johann Richard wrote:
    > Hello all,
    > I am using XEP 3.17 (PDF/stamped) and observed a (repeatable) strange delay at the end of the rendering process:
    > XEP does all the rendering, and outputs -- in debug mode -- which classes have been loaded. Then, the "(generate [output-format pdf][ ... ]" outputs all the (141) pages. When it's finished, XEP gives the following lines:
    > [Loaded ... ]
    > [Loaded com.renderx.pdflib.TTFontFile]
    > [Loaded com.renderx.pdflib.T1FontFile]
    > [Loaded com.renderx.adobe.TTFont]
    > [Loaded com.renderx.pdflib.DefaultFonts]
    > And now, there is a delay which is sometimes of 5 minutes(!) (for 141 pages) before XEP finally outputs
    > [Loaded com.renderx.sax.XMLDataCache]
    > [Loaded com.renderx.xep.lib.ImageCache]
    > [Loaded]
    > [Loaded java.lang.ref.Finalizer$3 from C:\Program Files\Java\j2re1.4.0\lib\rt.jar]
    > [Loaded java.lang.ref.Finalizer$1 from C:\Program Files\Java\j2re1.4.0\lib\rt.jar]
    > and quits...
    > As I could see, XEP is writing the PDF in these 5 minutes, but to write a 2MB file w/ <30Bit/sec or so seems just a little bit strange to me. Furthermore, this long delay is a bit annyoing ... Any hints would be appreciated , if there is a trick to speed this up!
    > Observations: I do all my rendering on mapped network drives under Windows. I don't think that is the reason, but it might be interesting to know.
    > Best regards,
    > Johann Richard

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