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From jan i <>
Subject Re: UI Abstraction Layer (was RE: Is Qt the right choice ??)
Date Wed, 05 Aug 2015 16:05:02 GMT
On 5 August 2015 at 16:54, Dennis E. Hamilton <>

> I am unavailable for work on the UI abstraction layer.
>  - Dennis
> I am preoccupied with the ODF (and perhaps later OOXML) document-model
> abstractions and procedures for assessing degrees of conformance of
> document files and compliance of document processors.
> That is why I came here and it is also what returned my attention to
> Apache OpenOffice.
you stated that before, and that is of course also an important job. I
wonder why you did not take me up on the offer of working together with the
student doing the
compliance sheets.

> Other pressing matters are already delaying my attention to
> document-format interoperability-assessment work.
If you feel we discuss too much in here, and generate too much noise, you
can always step down or take a break, that is perfectly acceptable to

> I see just that work lasting another year, already longer than I had
> planned.
> While UI abstraction is an interesting challenge, and API development is a
> strong card for me, my plate is already full.  Down the road, I have a
> completely different project, related to computation theory, that is very
> high on my bucket list and has very little to do with Corinthia or Apache
> OpenOffice.  I must clear my current accountabilities and projects in order
> to make room for that.
Well nobody is putting pressure of you to do things in here. But of course
when you air opinion, you must expect to get involved in the discussion,
and when you
say an idea is no good, then a natural question is "what would you suggest?"

Anyway good luck with your document.

jan i.

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Peter Kelly []
> Sent: Tuesday, August 4, 2015 23:45
> To:
> Subject: Re: Is Qt the right choice ??
> Fair point - to be honest I really don’t want to do the GUI work, and
> think that the resistance against Qt is extremely …. how should I say,
> unfortunate.
> Sometimes the most effective way of motivating me is to make me angry. The
> “fine, i’ll write my own damn cross-platform UI toolkit” response is what’s
> been driving me the fast few days :)
> But I agree this is work other equally-capable members of the project
> could do, my time is best devoted to Flat (which I enjoy working on much
> more).
> Dennis, is the UI abstraction layer something you would be willing to
> contribute to?
> [ ... ]

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