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From Dave Fisher <w...@apache.org>
Subject Re: Is there anything happening here?
Date Mon, 04 Feb 2013 03:10:18 GMT
Simon,

If you discuss problems here on the dev list maybe people can help.

Just saying!

Regards,
Dave

Sent from my iPhone

On Feb 3, 2013, at 9:35 PM, Shenfeng Liu <liushenf@gmail.com> wrote:

> 2013/2/4 Ian C <ian@amham.net>
> 
>> Hi Dave,
>> 
>> 
>> On Mon, Feb 4, 2013 at 2:04 AM, Dave Fisher <dave2wave@comcast.net> wrote:
>>> Hello ODFTollkit community,
>>> 
>>> Is there anything happening with development here is the community? I
>> see little to no activity recently. There were discussions and a "code
>> freeze" then trouble then silence.
>>> 
>>> So, I am curious about what people plan to do as individuals and where
>> the ODF Toolkit really wants to go as a community.
>>> 
>>> If there is not enough community to support development as a full
>> project, then perhaps the alternatives need to be explored.
>>> 
>>> (1) Be excepted as a subproject of an existing PMC. Here there are two
>> possible choices:
>>> 
>>> - Apache POI - which is about reading and writing Microsoft Office
>> documents in Java. I am on that PMC as our your mentors Nick and Yegor. If
>> there is interest I am sure that we would consider it in some form.
>>> 
>>> - Apache OpenOffice - this may be more natural, but it is a vibrant
>> community and this could be considered an important part.
>>> 
>>> (2) Make a clean release and then move the code to the Apache Attic.
>>> 
>>> Thoughts?
>> 
>> yeah, it's quite. A lot more so than AOO.
>> 
>> But I think it is an important project and one that should not be
>> moved to the attic.
>> 
>> As for moving it to another project, I will leave that to those wiser
>> than me :-)
>> 
>> I am using the Toolkit as part of a research project and intend to
>> submit the results to ODFT Apache when I get there. Of course if they
>> are wanted.
>> I have extended it in some ways to provide way of looking into ODF
>> documents to see what is there, in its own right, compared to other
>> documents, and compared to what is defined the schema.
>> 
>> I still have a lot of work to do, but getting there.
> 
> +1 for it being an important project.
> 
> For the next release, there is a ship stopper defect reported from
> customer, and Da Li & Ke Jia are working on it.
> 
> For long term of this product and this community, I think what we need to
> focus should not only be development, but also marketing promotion and
> building on the ecosystem. As a toolkit, it will only success when more and
> more people build there applications based on it. We should think about how
> to do it. e.g. encourage the sharing of best practice, especially the cloud
> and mobile solution.
> 
> - Shenfeng (Simon)
> 
> 
> 
>> 
>>> 
>>> Regards,
>>> Dave
>> 
>> Cheers,
>> 
>> Ian C
>> 

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