Sure they don't have any budget ?

Our API's run on Java 1.5 or 1.6 and we manage the classpaths for you.

Merging PDFs is a good thing and pretty fast with the 32-bit JVMs :-)

If there's a business requirement there must be an ROI to not manually assembling documents eh ? :-)


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message: 1
date: Tue, 9 Dec 2014 13:01:23 -0500
from: Jon Paris <>
subject: Re: Merging PDFs

How to run any Java is not an issue. We know how to do that.

We are trying to avoid the issues that inevitably arise when you have to worry about installing a Java app on multiple systems at a wide variety of release levels - some of which may already have a version of the app in question on the box. Etc. etc. We already have to install a bunch of RPG and C code - adding the PDF capability to that would not impact install - but adding Java will and we?d rather avoid it.

Jon Paris

On Dec 9, 2014, at 4:03 AM, D*B <dieter.bender@xxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:

... PDFBox and PDFSam are Java open source and they have very easy to use commandline utilities, you could use without writing any java (or embedded Java in RPG). If you use the command RUNJAVARUN (it's part of Open Source CommandGate, the little sister of ArdGate) you would have no classpath issues and the merge of 2 PDFs will be very fast (subsecond) and scalable. From the native Perspective you would simply use the Command RUNJAVARUN.

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