I’m sad to report that PDFReports, an excellent Romanian-built product that I talked about in this video about the 2003 election, has been discontinued by Interakt. In response to an email I sent yesterday, I got the following kind reply this morning:
I am sorry to inform you but the PDF Reports tool has been discontinued for the past 2 years. We are no longer supporting nor updating this tool, so my best advice would be to search for something else that will offer you the same type of functionality.
What I can tell you is that due to the fact it has not been updated, PDF Reports will not work properly with PHP 5. I do feel sorry about this. If there is anything else we can do for you please let me know.
I’ve used PDFReports for a variety of systems: it produced the List of Electors for the 2003 election and for the municipal elections that followed, and we use it at Yankee to produce financial reports. It’s flexible, has an XML-based template system, and is quite extensible in PHP. So before we make the jump to PHP5 at Elections PEI and Yankee, I’ll be looking for a replacement.
Peter, I’ve used iText on Java projects and have had no problems. You may have to explore its applicability to PHP. I notice they have a ColdFusion and .NET extension.