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From jan i <>
Subject Re: [DISCUSS] ODF Support in Corinthia
Date Thu, 12 Feb 2015 11:13:13 GMT
On 12 February 2015 at 03:47, Dennis E. Hamilton <>

> +1 on Peter's offer to provide skeletons with TODO comments everywhere.
I agree on this.....but instead of just talking let us get something done,
Peter and I cannot do it all, just because others make plans, we need ALL
to work on it.

jan i.

> I'm going to mull over the problem of stability though, based on what I
> see in what you provide.
> Meanwhile, while going through yet one more medical procedure that
> probably take until next week for recovery, I think I should spend time
> training myself more in on-line developer courses and looking at peripheral
> issues not likely to collide with all that Peter is hammering on.  It's not
> like I can't come up with a mountain of things to work on for all of the
> projects I have itches about [;<).
> So I shall be on a holding pattern here and do more on my personal
> learning curve in the meantime.
>  - Dennis
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Peter Kelly []
> Sent: Wednesday, February 11, 2015 16:39
> To:
> Subject: Re: [DISCUSS] ODF Support in Corinthia
> [ ... ]
> What I’ll do as soon as I get the chance (hopefully next week) is to lay
> out a skeleton of the code in the repository, and put TODO comments
> everywhere, with explanations and references to the corresponding code in
> the Word filter. This initial skeleton will give us the most basic form of
> conversion (text only, with no formatting or special objects), and also
> illustrate how non-supported features are handled (no support for tables
> yet? no problem - the update code just doesn’t touch them). I’ll try to
> incrementally document both the Word filter and the general design approach
> incrementally as I go along; and will do that on the mailing list in the
> hope of prompting questions and discussions about improvements or
> alternative designs.
> [ ... ]
> So let’s not wait for stability. That’s going to take too long, possibly
> postponing any new filter development indefinitely. The necessary pieces
> are already in place for us to begin work on the ODF filter, and I think
> it’ll be much more practical to deal with problems as we encounter them
> rather than trying to get a perfect “base” beforehand.
> --
> Dr. Peter M. Kelly
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