[reportlab-users] Developer wanted to implement 2d barcodes

Andy Robinson andy at reportlab.com
Wed Jul 5 02:48:21 EDT 2006

We have a client who is very keen to see 2d barcodes added to our 
package.  Specifically, DataMatrix and PDF417  (which has nothing to do 
with PDF).

There has been a barcodes package for reportlab for some time, created 
originally by Ty Sarna.  This was folded into our main library for 
Version 2.0 and 'wrapped' in the style of our graphics framework, and we 
added EAN codes.  But it still lacks 2d barcodes.  Our suite is licensed 
by a publishing tools vendor and they need these adding, fully tested 
and ideally within about 3 months.

We would provide some basic orientation to our graphics framework and 
the visual Drawing Editor, and would review the code, but are not aiming 
to become experts in the spec.

Your estimate should include
- a rough estimate of the time and costs involved
- your resume or a brief biography
- details of any previous experience with barcodes
- the costs of any reader hardware and/or standards documents.
- what testing/verification steps you could carry out to ensure that the 
code is correct and of high quality

There is no need to write highly original code and adaptation of any 
existing open source algorithms you can find are welcome.  However you 
will be responsible for a correct implementation.

Please email me using
 >>> "@".join(['andy','reportlab.com'])

Best Regards,

Andy Robinson
CEO/Chief Architect
ReportLab Europe Ltd.

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