[xep-support] Re: ANNOUNCEMENT - RenderX moves to the Cloud

From: Kevin Brown <kevin@renderx.com>
Date: Wed Jun 20 2012 - 12:04:28 PDT


Sorry for the delay, we were at the Cloud and Info360 shows last week. It is
available on the web site, just request and download.


Kevin Brown
Executive Vice President, Sales & Marketing RenderX, Inc.
(650) 327-1000 Direct
(650) 328-8008 Fax
(925) 395-1772 Mobile

-----Original Message-----
From: Ron Catterall [mailto:ron@catterall.net]
Sent: Thursday, June 07, 2012 3:16 PM
To: kevin@renderx.com; RenderX Community Support List
Subject: Re: [xep-support] ANNOUNCEMENT - RenderX moves to the Cloud

I'd like to give it a try. My source would be XML+XSL Docbook with a
customization layer. My source also includes SVG (not yet?) and MML.
I can test on Windows 7 (preferred, or on MacOX 10.4.11 (rather old, but
may be of use to you). On 07-Jun-12 4:57 PM, Kevin Brown wrote:
> For those that don't like announcements, I apologize in advance for using
> this venue but in reality this is an opportunity for those who wish to
> something very new from RenderX.
> On Monday, RenderX will remove the wraps on something completely
> We have completed some initial testing over the past six months with
> organizations and we'll be putting some RenderX engines up in the Cloud
> everyone to use. Since this is a technical list, I'll limit this to a
> technical discussion about what this means.
> We have created a starting point API in C# and some sample applications
> Windows users that enable you to use RenderX without even having it
> installed on the computer. Merely an internet connection suffices. The
> client-side, very small footprint application/API for RenderX
> accepts either XML+XSL or XSL FO. It performs the transform for you if
> needed (uses XSLTCompiledTransform and/or MVP) and also walks the entire
> document finding all images and inserts them into the document as base64
> encoded images. It then streams the resulting XSL FO with images to a copy
> of RenderX running in the Cloud, returning to you PDF in a stream. The API
> is stream-in, stream-out so you have the freedom to do what you wish with
> the result -- write it to disk, copy to browser window, etc.
> client-side basically sends a SOAP message to our servers and returns the
> formatted result. Since the rendering is all on our servers, no local copy
> of RenderX is required for you to use the software. This does mean that we
> need to flush out things required server-side, like fonts and hyphenation
> tables and we will do so over time as needed.
> Currently we implemented a PDF CloudFormatter, but we will add others as
> needed and likely next will release an SVG CloudFormatter that allows you
> deliver live, SVG documentation to an HTML5 browser.
> The installation on Windows also adds a Send To...RenderX CloudFormatter
> that you can simply select one or more XMLs and an XSL, or one or more XSL
> FOs and send them to be formatted, writing the result to the same folder
> with a ".pdf" extension. It also provides a simple ".exe" which does the
> same, allowing easy integration as a formatter in oXygen, Altova or Stylus
> Studio.
> So, on Monday we enter a 60-day evaluation and testing open to the world.
> of course wanted to let all of you know first (hence you will not even see
> any announcements starting until later this weekend and at next week's
> show Info360).
> Anyone interested in getting involved and helping us out, we would be
> to get you started right away. Just drop me an email and we'll get you
> very own CloudFormatter. We hope that you are our user community will do
> and help us to evolve this into a new, exciting offering by RenderX.
> Thanks for allowing me some "marketing time", or course comments are
> and testers are encouraged.
> Kevin Brown
> RenderX
> kevin@renderx.com
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