is the name of a London
-based company that created and maintains the ReportLab Toolkit
), a Python
generation toolkit, and related software. The company uses a combined commercial and free software business model
: their core library, the toolkit, is freely available and licensed under a BSD license
, while they sell as proprietary software
various programs using and enhancing the capabilities of the toolkit, such as PageCatcher
to capture content from existing PDF documents, and Diagra
to generate charts and graphics for embedding within PDF documents. The company also engages in consulting, and provides integration services for enterprise-based solutions using their core technology.
Free Open Source
The current version of RLTK
is 2.1. It requires at least Python version 2.3, although 2.4 is recommended and 2.5 is supported.
The software tree is publicly available in a Subversion
repository, and the download page includes a daily snapshot of the production branch.
The earlier version 1 of RLTK was frozen on May 19, 2006 with release 1.21. That was the last version to support Python 2.1 and 2.2. It is still made available for download.
Some functions need the Python Imaging Library (PIL).
The software is claimed to run on many platforms, including Microsoft Windows, many Linux distributions, and both old (system 8/9) and new (OS X) versions of the Macintosh operating system. However, the only binary downloads available are for Windows.