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From "Dennis E. Hamilton" <dennis.hamil...@acm.org>
Subject RE: ODF Toolkit may need help
Date Thu, 03 Sep 2015 02:43:33 GMT
Ian,

I recall prospects for some cooperation with POI back when the ODF Toolkit came over for incubation.
 POI is also Java based and deals with Zip-carried document formats and maybe some conversions,
at least within the Microsoft Office document models.

 - Dennis

-----Original Message-----
From: Ian C [mailto:ianc@apache.org] 
Sent: Wednesday, September 2, 2015 18:52
To: general@incubator.apache.org
Subject: Re: ODF Toolkit may need help

Hi All,

I wrote the last none mentor signed off report for the ODF Toolit.

It has been, is, very quiet, but I believe there are a number of users
out there.
I'm not sure on the numbers or the details. It would be a shame to
alienate them.
Whatever we do let's try to make sure they understand what is happening.

As for moving the code under the Corinthia banner (I am a committer on
Corinthia - not on ODF toolkit) whilst I think they have common ground
they are quite different beasts.
And, as Jan pointed out, based on different language technologies.

I don't know how to inject life into it. I have raised the issue a few
time with little or no response.
There are some technical things I can see that would be good to do and
a list of JIRA items to be addressed.
But we need people on board to address them.

Before moving it to the attic is there anything that can be done to
publicise the need for people and try to attract them?
I would love to see it continue.


On Wed, Sep 2, 2015 at 11:17 PM, jan i <jani@apache.org> wrote:
> On 2 September 2015 at 17:11, Louis Suárez-Potts <luispo@gmail.com> wrote:
>
>>
>> > On 02 Sep 15, at 10:28, toki <toki.kantoor@gmail.com> wrote:
>> >
>> >
>> >
>> > On 02/09/15 10:25, John D. Ament wrote:
>> >
>> >> I'd like to bring to your attention the ODF Toolkit podling.
>> >
>> > This project has been torn between going to the attic, or becoming a
>> > sub-project of another project, since at least January 2014.
>> >
>> > IMNSHO, it should go to the attic, with Apache Corinthia picking up
>> > whatever code ODF Toolkit created that it (Corinthia) can use.
>>
>> I’d agree. Far as I can tell, the only substantial difference for ODF
>> Toolkit would be that no one would have to not write non-reports nor would
>> anyone have to agonise over what has not been done.
>>
>> Plus, Corinthia could benefit by attracting more interest among those
>> interested in ODF.
>>
> As far as I can see ODF Toolkit is written in Java, so it is not that easy
> to use the code.
>
> The philosophy of ODF Toolkit also seems quite different than the
> filters/lenses of Corinthia.
>
> But of course corinthia need all the positive attention it can get.
>
> rgds
> jan i
>
>>
>> -louis
>> >
>> > jonathon
>> >
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