Generate quality reports in the background
Posted on 2008-06-14
- a Domino server
- a Linux host
- several images (gif and/or jpeg files)
- a lot of text
- a pre-defined report format (logo, name, address, header, footer, etc.)
- a nice report, text and images
- in PDF format
- in a file
- automatically mailed to the client
The LINUX/UNIX way: I've looked at many ways, but there's always a missing link. Using groff/troff, how can I incorporate those images? TeX I don't know.
The Notes way: I'd have loved to use NotesToPaper, but it isn't available on Linux (and I don't want to run a Domino agent elsewhere).
Java: there's iText, but it requires a lot of programming that groff doesn't need.
XML: I could output the text in XML-format and then have it processed, but what tool can do that for me?
I'd like your suggestions on this matter, standard Linux or Open Source if possible, but if we have to pay some for the final version wouldn't be a problem.