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From "Glen Mazza" <grm7...@yahoo.com>
Subject Re: XML Graphics PMC discussion - Wiki page created
Date Mon, 16 Feb 2004 03:16:49 GMT
Excellent write-up.  However, I haven't seen much support from the Batik
project yet in having an XML Graphics PMC, so we appear to need more buy-in
from them.  Batik is a highly successful, award-winning[1] project.  Its
code base--with only 21 open issues as of Sunday 2/15--might be the most
solid in all of Apache.  So although I like the idea of an XML Graphics PMC,
I'm also reluctant to change anything that the Batik project does right now,
until they're in support of it.

As an alternative, it appears that much of what we're trying to accomplish
here can also be had by making Thomas DeWeese a committer on the FOP
project.  This would be an incredible gain for us (transcoder, SVG support
in FOP, etc), without needing to disrupt Batik, or needing to put too much
of FOP into shared components in order to obtain his help.  Note that this
is not a long-term solution, though, esp. if multiple Batik committers would
also need to turn into FOP committers--something I'm leery on.  But it
appears an option to have us do this first for a few months or so, and then
decide on merging, shared components, etc., later.

Glen Mazza
FOP Team

[1] http://www.fawcette.com/reports/javaone/2003/awards/default_pf.asp


----- Original Message -----
From: "Jeremias Maerki" <dev.jeremias@greenmail.ch>
To: <general@xml.apache.org>
Cc: <fop-dev@xml.apache.org>; <batik-dev@xml.apache.org>
Sent: Sunday, February 15, 2004 7:55 AM
Subject: XML Graphics PMC discussion - Wiki page created


> As promised I've started a Wiki page with all the things I collected
> about the XML Graphics PMC (Batik and FOP moving closer together). This
> is to move on the discussion that started earlier. Once the board is
> satisfied with the federation proposal and this XML Graphics idea
> doesn't face opposition I'd like to create a concrete proposal that will
> be voted on by the Batik and FOP projects (and probably the XML PMC) and
> the approved by the board.
>



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