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From Peter Kelly <>
Subject Re: Corinthia web and social media
Date Thu, 08 Jan 2015 03:16:03 GMT
If you’re curious about the choice of C (over Java) BTW, it’s because the code was developed
for iOS, which does not support Java. I use the library in an iOS app that I develop (and
will be doing more apps this year, which will utilise the library), so any Java code would
not work.

I think it’s unfortunate that Java is no longer a viable choice for cross-platform code,
but Apple’s sway in the industry has made it so. C, C++, and Javascript seem to be the only
viable choices.

Dr Peter M. Kelly

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> On 8 Jan 2015, at 6:29 am, Dave Fisher <> wrote:
> On Jan 7, 2015, at 1:36 AM, jan i wrote:
>> On 7 January 2015 at 04:25, Dave Fisher <> wrote:
>>> Hi Dennis,
>>> I like your style. I'll introduce myself to those who don't know me in the
>>> near future.
>>> What I am grasping for is documentation on the architecture and how Java
>>> based libraries like Apache POI and PDFBox would fit with Corinthia. Once I
>>> can understand this then I might be able to lean in with help with Office
>>> and PDF.
>> Hi Dave
>> Welcome aboard. Looking forward to work together with you on this project.
>> When Peter and I meet, I looked into especially POI because I think there
>> is a lot we can use there. Peter taught me the benefit of having pure C
>> code due to the different platforms. Without it being written in stone, I
>> as developer, would find it very difficult accepting a second programming
>> language, or the requirement of needing a java runtime. Having said that, I
>> have been thinking about if there are java->C converters we could use.
> I can see a benefit to one language, but that may really be about how tightly coupled
the architecture really is and if it is modular enough to allow for different languages in
the conversion tool chain.
> In my case I am thinking about (PDF,PPTX) -> HTML5(SVG) -> Corinthia enabled edits
-> Responsive and/or Collaborative Presentation.
> I have various tools to do conversions I guess I want to do my own convert to HTML5 and
then have Corinthia help with editing and then handle the conversion out.
> I know that a C port of POI is not to interesting to me. There is a .NET port -
> If Java will work for at least some conversions then I have an argument for my work about
open sourcing my Osmosis tool that converts PDF into HTML5. The cool part is the way shapes
and text is regrouped into layout.If it had to be in C then I won't get much traction.
> Regards,
> Dave
>> rgds
>> jan I.
>>> Regards,
>>> Dave
>>> Sent from my iPhone
>>>> On Jan 6, 2015, at 6:30 PM, Dennis E. Hamilton <>
>>> wrote:
>>>> Dorte,
>>>> Thank you for the introduction.  So you and Jan talk every day!  That
>>>> is valuable context!
>>>> I don't think we have a shared understanding of how the web can
>>>> work for Corinthia.
>>>> I appreciate your effort and your skill with the web pages.
>>>> Because the web site is responsive, and the Wiki is not, it may be that
>>>> the web site is a better place to gather information.  It might be a
>>>> better place to arrive at with searches on the Internet also.
>>>> If the goal is to attract committers on existing Apache projects, it
>>>> is perhaps unclear what questions such persons have about Corinthia
>>>> and the best way to answer them.  It is also not clear what is the
>>>> best way to have their attention and awareness on Corinthia.
>>>> Those are all good questions.  Thank you for pointing out that these
>>>> need to be considered.
>>>> It is my misunderstanding about the web pages.  I did not understand
>>>> them to be drafts or proposals.  I took them as steps in a desired
>>>> direction.  I did not want to "churn" the pages, and I did not know
>>>> where to start.  I confused myself about passing changes through Jan
>>>> to you.
>>>> - Dennis
>>>> -----Original Message-----
>>>> From: Dorte Fjalland []
>>>> Sent: Tuesday, January 6, 2015 15:36
>>>> To:
>>>> Subject: Corinthia web and social media
>>>> Hi all, Happy New Year. I can see that there has been some
>>>> correspondence now re. the Corinthia  web/social media strategies and the
>>>> content so far proposed. I prefer to comment in a new post as I would not
>>>> know where else to reply.
>>>> I made the current web proposal based on my understanding that the
>>> project
>>>> needed like a kind of "sales brochure" aimed at getting committers from
>>>> other Apache projects involved in Corinthia and therefore a site that
>>> would
>>>> be easy to overview and containing basic/essential information and with
>>>> links to all the serious and detailed stuff to be found in wikis etc.
>>>> Reading the various mail threads i get the impression that maybe the
>>>> community should find out who they want to reach and then decide the
>>> tools.
>>>> Re the fb page and the Twitter the members who are active on those medias
>>>> can be editors/admins and provide content, but again, you can do this
>>> with
>>>> the intention of attracting new people and or a way of communicating ( in
>>>> public and with the purpose of attracting attention/new people).
>>>> I am sorry to read that the web site proposal has been seen as a private
>>>> and already agreed on job. This was not the intention. Anyhow, if some of
>>>> you don't know it, then Jan is my husband and we do talk ... also about
>>>> Corinthia. Before I retired to Southern Spain together with Jan I used to
>>>> work with web journalism and information strategies.
>>>> All for now, looking forward to hearing your comments.
>>>> Dorte

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