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Subject [Incubator Wiki] Update of "January2017" by svanteschubert
Date Wed, 04 Jan 2017 20:25:47 GMT
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The "January2017" page has been changed by svanteschubert:
https://wiki.apache.org/incubator/January2017?action=diff&rev1=28&rev2=29

  
  ODF Toolkit has been incubating since 2011-08-01.
  
- Three most important issues to address in the move towards graduation:
+ Most important issues to address in the move towards graduation:
  
    1. Get companies backing up the project as part of a commercial story, to get a long-term
momentum
    2. Do recurrent releases - some semi-automation would be helpful - for the 3rd party users
@@ -956, +956 @@

  Any issues that the Incubator PMC (IPMC) or ASF Board wish/need to be
  aware of?
  
- *in-progress by Svante*
+ There had been started the discussion on abortion of the project due to lack of developers
on the private odf and incubator list. 
+ A general issue of the project is that it 'just' a toolkit of an office file format, which
in addition is far from leading on the business market, so likely never being used by the
mass market - a very niche product.
+ Still the toolkit seems to be working well for most common use cases, but is repeatedly
updated by developers on changes of the ODF, like Red Hat developers enhancing the ODF validator
as part of LibreOffice regression tests (e.g. out-of-the-box running on http://odf-validator.rhcloud.com/)
most often quite ahead of one of the international ODF Plugfests - http://odfplugfest.org/2016-paris/programme/.

+ As there is still heart beat and hope to change acceptance by the addition of collaboration,
why killing it now? 
+ As there is little payload on mentorship and infrastructure for this project.
  
  How has the community developed since the last report?
   

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