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From Ross Gardler <>
Subject Re: Improving Forrest/ integration
Date Sun, 02 Apr 2006 15:47:16 GMT
Clay Leeds wrote:
> On Apr 2, 2006, at 5:35 AM, Ross Gardler wrote:
>> Ross Gardler wrote:
>>> Web Maestro Clay wrote:
>>>> I've been given the go-ahead to work on Forrest's   
>>>> functionality
>>> Excellent!!
>>>> Would it make more sense to 'leave' the plugin  
>>>> alone,  and focus instead on creating a new OpenDocument plugin,  
>>>> since it  doesn't appear to have as many styling issues?
>>> +1 to starting afresh and working on an OpenDocument plugin instead.
>> One other tip. When I did the Resume plugin I used a simple  generator 
>> for SXW files [1]. This replaces the rather hacky way of  reading the 
>> zipped SXW files in the OOo plugin. I never found the  time to make it 
>> work for other OOo formats and put it into the OOo  plugin.
>> Perhaps your work is the perfect opportunity to do this. It's  pretty 
>> simple (as long as you know a little Java) and improves  performance 
>> considerably.
> Unfortunately, I don't "(know a little Java)" but maybe this will be  a 
> good opportunity for me to start (if you don't mind a little hand- 
> holding... ;-).

As long as you don't want immediate answers, I'm more than willing to 
help. To keep yourself moving forward though, you may prefer to focus on 
the existing mechanism in the OOo plugin since it is Cocoon/XSLT based.


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