[Phpmyadmin-devel] GSOC - Export relations scheme other formats

Kishanthan Thangarajah kshanth2101 at gmail.com
Tue Mar 30 11:45:57 CEST 2010

Hi Michal,
Thanks for the information.

On Tue, Mar 30, 2010 at 1:55 PM, Michal Čihař <michal at cihar.com> wrote:

> Hi
> Dne Tue, 30 Mar 2010 11:39:51 +0530
> Kishanthan Thangarajah <kshanth2101 at gmail.com> napsal(a):
> > I thought of implementing classes for each format with some methods for
> > rendering the primitives (line, text, box, etc) and subclasses for each
> > format to implement these methods.
> > I also think that 'creating a file with known format and converting that
> to
> > EPS' would cause more trouble.
> > We can use the PostScript Document Creation Module of PHP to create
> > postscript files.
> I don't know how good is it in drawing as it is something you don't
> need much in documentation.

Do you have any suggestion on creating a postscript file other than what i
have mentioned above?
If so can you direct me to those resources.

> > And from the external libraries which i have mentioned, i thought of
> using
> > the DOM extension of PHP for the creation of SVG files.
> > Since SVG is a XML format it will be easy to operate on it with DOM
> > extension.
> Using DOM can help, generating XML manually is also an option (we do
> this for XML and OpenDocument exports.
> > >From what i have learnt by going through the source is that exporting
> > files(eg - PDF) are done on-the-fly without requiring external
> extensions.
> > Are you suggesting me to do like that for these formats?
> Well if it can be done with reasonably small amount of code, then it is
> prefered. If you would have to implement lot of code, it is better to
> use existing libraries.
> Using existing libraries will have an advantage of writing small amount of
code , so i prefer to use some external libraries for this project.

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