.rpdf?


#1

I haven’t delved into the wonderful world of PDF::Writer yet, nor have I
run across a need… but I just had an idea I wanted to throw out there

how hard would it be to create a .rpdf template plugin for rails?

could be neat ;]


#2

On Wed, Dec 14, 2005 at 05:34:33PM -0800, Jerrett T. wrote:

I haven’t delved into the wonderful world of PDF::Writer yet, nor have I
run across a need… but I just had an idea I wanted to throw out there

how hard would it be to create a .rpdf template plugin for rails?

could be neat ;]

Plugging in a new templating system for Rails is easy. Liquid does it
without
a problem.

Take a look at that project for pointers:
http://home.leetsoft.com/liquid

Also recently someone wrote an Amrita2 templating plugin:
http://amrita2.rubyforge.org/Rails.html

marcel


#3

Yup, that’s what i was thinking. If I ever need to use PDF, I’ll
probably poke at it. I dunno when or if that’ll happen though.

I noticed a few people on the list playing with PDf stuff, and thought
it’d be worth bringing up - if people are doing extensive PDF work,
might make their (and others) lives easier to make a plugin.

sometimes I wish I had more time ;]


#4

I was just going to suggest the same thing! I was writing the email
when your popped in. This certainly is a good idea.


#5

On 12/14/05, Marcel Molina Jr. removed_email_address@domain.invalid wrote:

Plugging in a new templating system for Rails is easy. Liquid does it without
a problem.

Take a look at that project for pointers:
http://home.leetsoft.com/liquid

Also recently someone wrote an Amrita2 templating plugin:
http://amrita2.rubyforge.org/Rails.html

Is there anyone interested in working on this? I think I’m going to
take a shot at it, as it will be quite useful to me, and release it as
a plugin. Anyone interested in working with me?


#6

I’ve submitted a project to Ruby Forge for a central repository and
release location. Hopefully I will hear back from them soon (the site
says within 72 hours).

Josh


#7

On Wed, 2005-12-14 at 20:18 -0600, Josh C. wrote:

Is there anyone interested in working on this? I think I’m going to
take a shot at it, as it will be quite useful to me, and release it as
a plugin. Anyone interested in working with me?

cough I’m already poking around:

http://home.leetsoft.com/liquid/browser/trunk
http://wiki.rubyonrails.com/rails/pages/Plugins
http://www.jamis.jamisbuck.org/articles/2005/10/11/plugging-into-rails

Looks like liquid is the best spot to start, we can start bouncing
emails off-list if you’d like. Anyone else can feel free to jump in!

-Matthew B.
removed_email_address@domain.invalid :: 607 227 0871


#8

On 12/14/05, Matthew B. removed_email_address@domain.invalid wrote:

cough I’m already poking around:

http://home.leetsoft.com/liquid/browser/trunk
http://wiki.rubyonrails.com/rails/pages/Plugins
http://www.jamis.jamisbuck.org/articles/2005/10/11/plugging-into-rails

Looks like liquid is the best spot to start, we can start bouncing
emails off-list if you’d like. Anyone else can feel free to jump in!

I agree. Liquid definately looks to be the best place to start. Once
the ruby forge project goes through, anyone interested can join there.
I will start e-mailing off the list. Anyone else who wants to join
up, email either Matthew or me. Then we can get organized on Ruby
Forge.


#9

josh:

I’d be interested in working with you on this. Like everyone else, I
am very busy. Do you have any idea how long such a project might
take one average coder? Once I had that number, I’d be able to
assess if I would be an asset or liability to the project. And, of
course, by when you would want to have it done. I’m getting a bit
old for till 4am in the morning programming sessions, so I’d like to
do this on a civilized time scale. And since all that may have
sounded more negative than it really is - I’m interested in principle.

bruce


#10

±Le 14/12/2005 17:34 -0800, Jerrett T. a dit :
| I haven’t delved into the wonderful world of PDF::Writer yet, nor have I
| run across a need… but I just had an idea I wanted to throw out there
|
| how hard would it be to create a .rpdf template plugin for rails?
|
| could be neat ;]

You mean like what I wrote in :
http://wiki.rubyonrails.com/rails/pages/HowtoGeneratePDFs
search for rpdf