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From Shenfeng Liu <>
Subject Re: Is there anything happening here?
Date Mon, 04 Feb 2013 02:35:58 GMT
2013/2/4 Ian C <>

> Hi Dave,
> On Mon, Feb 4, 2013 at 2:04 AM, Dave Fisher <> 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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