PandaScript 0.5 has been released. PandaScript 0.4 was skipped to keep the version numbers inline with Panda. The cool bit about this release is that PandaScript is now automatically generated by Objectify, which means it should always be up to date with the latest Panda version. You can download the latest source from here and a signature from here.
The slides for my Australian Open Source Symposium talk are now available online. This talk covers Panda, PandaLex, PandaScript, PNGTools, and stuff like that.
Well, I finally have something to show for my efforts. This version is by no means perfect, but I believe that it is better than nothing… This version will allow you to create documents with textboxes, imageboxes and imageboxes which are rotated. It supports TIFF and JPEG images that are supported by Panda.
If no major problems are found in the next week, then this version will be released as a stable version.
Today I wrote a shell script to generate a PDF using Panda, and it occured to me that it was bloddy hard. To make a PDF I had to have the script:
It made me think, and PandaScript was born. Panda script is a simple engine that reads commands from standard input and uses them to build a PDF document. This makes it much easier to generate a PDF document because you don’t have to go through that compilation step that I ad to do today.
I will endevour to add functionality to PandaScript as it is added to Panda itself.