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Zenteq Doc Team: Publishing EnMasse

"With EnMasse, we are able to maintain a very robust and stable publishing environment, with routine maintenance operations being done easily and remaining almost unnoticed to the users."

Hayk Isakhanyan, System Administrator, Zenteq.AM


Zenteq.AM is RenderX software development partner located in Yerevan, Armenia. Among other activities, the Zenteq.AM team prepares documentation for software packages and publishes free books in PDF.


The Network

GNU Emacs

<oXygen/> XML editor

The local area network comprises a dozen of computers: Linux and Windows workstations, FreeBSD and Linux servers, and test machines with a variety of operating systems. The servers and workstations share a common file system and provide network services to each other.

XEP is installed on the servers; the writers prepare documents locally using editors of their choice, such as Emacs or oXygen. The formatting scripts then delegate the resource-consuming task to the servers to achieve faster response and higher overall performance.


The Formatter

Demo: Books formatted with XEP

The Zenteq team uses joint power of all of its servers and more powerful workstations to gain maximum performance and evenly distribute the load. XEP Engines are installed with enabled network interfaces on all of the computers; EnMasse access points accept requests over the network or via a shared folder and delegate the formatting to the engines.

EnMasse is used in two modes: for smaller documents, editors call formatting scripts to send texts to EnMasse:Toaster, and return the formatted documents to the authors.

For larger documents and for the final formatting, EnMasse:Actinia gets XSL FO sources from a shared folder, passes them to XEP engines and then stores PDF documents in the printer's folder or in a dedicated location for web publishing or distribution builds.

Hayk Isakhanyan, System Administrator, Zenteq.AM:

"With EnMasse, we are able to maintain a very robust and stable publishing environment, with routine maintenance operations being done easily and remaining almost unnoticed to the users. Upgrade of XEP installations, maintenance shutdowns mean just a slight decrease of performance, and no downtime at all."


March 5, 2011
XEP 4.19 released

New extensions for RichMedia in PDF,
sticky notes and file attachments, and
overprinting. Extended XSL1.1 scaling
attributes, and styling for bookmarks.
XForms output, support for SVG in XPS
generator, and other improvements.

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March 1, 2011
RenderX at 2011 AIIM

Visit us in Booth #1820 and #1109 at
the Walter E. Washington Conv. Center,
Washington D.C., March 22 - 24, 2011

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February 22, 2011
VisualXSL 2.4.2 released

Improved support for large designs.
Fully configurable custom template
generation. UI related bugfixes
and table editor improvements.

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December 8, 2010
VisualXSL 2.4 released

Support for external EXSLT library -
Mvp.Xml EXSLT.NET module. UI & logic
related bugfixes. Improved XSLT security.

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October 19, 2010
VDPMill 3.4 released

Major release: a GUI application
for full job control, lots of usability
improvements, and bug fixes.

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September 27, 2010
XEPWin 3.0 released

Release enables better utilization
of computational resources in multi-
core environments. XEPWin 3.0 also
contains improvements in configuration,
error reporting and XEPWin API.

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September 8, 2010
EnMasse 2.3 released

EnMasse is now easier than before!
The Windows version includes
a graphical configuration editor
with built in validation support.
The platform-independent version
was shipped with command-line
installer and configuration script.

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August 25, 2010
VDPMill 3.3 released

Release brings job queuing application
with an XML-RPC interface, VDPMill
Control Panel as a console to configure
and run VDPMill components, a user-
friendly GUI application to create
VDPMill job tickets.

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June 3, 2010
VDPMill 3.2 released

Release includes XML job ticket support
as the main format for GUI application
project files, customized post-
processing (OMR, Transpromo) support
for separated/joined output.

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May 4, 2010
VisualXSL 2.3.1 released

Release includes JavaScript for
radiobuttons and action buttons
in PDF forms, further improvements
over Undo operations, and several
display problems.

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