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From Jeremias Maerki <...@jeremias-maerki.ch>
Subject Re: Google Summer of Code
Date Thu, 20 Apr 2006 05:59:35 GMT
Before-floats are similar to footnotes, so yes, that part will be (a lot)
simpler. I didn't do much thinking about side-float so it's difficicult
for me to do an estimate. Anyway, your proposal sounds good.

On 20.04.2006 00:30:52 Vincent Hennebert wrote:
> Jeremias Maerki a écrit :
> > I don't see why you couldn't also apply for a slot. Having floats would
> > be cool (but not simple). I'm not sure about your work on FOrayFont. I
> > think the projects have to be tied to one of the organizations listed by
> > Google. Only the client part in FOP would be part of that. So floats
> > would be the better option I guess.
> By re-reading the FAQ I noticed that the work we do for a project to
> which we are already contributing must be new. So it's best that I apply
> for floats.
> I can't really estimate the amount of work needed to implement floats,
> besides the documentation phase. My feeling is that it shouldn't be too
> difficult to implement before-floats, as there already is a number of
> papers dealing with this quite well-known issue. Side-floats should be
> much trickier, as they would interfere with line-breaking, and the CSS
> model for them looks rather complicated.
> We could propose before-floats as a main goal, plus basic side-float
> implementation and optional refinements.
> > BTW, both of you should make sure you're eligible for participating in
> > the SoC. See the Students FAQ on the Google SoC site. Someone who
> > applied last year wasn't a student.
> As a PhD student I'm eligible, no problem.
> Vincent

Jeremias Maerki

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