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From Chris Bowditch <bowditch_ch...@hotmail.com>
Subject Re: [?? Probable Spam] Moving JEuclid into Apache XMLGraphics as incubator
Date Mon, 17 Sep 2007 08:58:28 GMT
Max Berger wrote:
> Dear XMLGraphics Team,
> 
> it has been my wish for a while to integrate the JEuclid (
> http://jeuclid.sf.net/ ) project as a subproject of xmlgraphics. In
> the last year the project was revived and now consists of three active
> developers, who are willing to continue to donate their time to make
> the this THE MathML  Java implementation available on the net. The
> recent release of a stable version has (re-)sparked the interest of a
> diverse user-group, most of them developers themselves. The upcoming
> release of the MathML 3 spec gives new directions for further
> development.
> 
> Moving the code two Apache would serve several purposes:
> 
> First, the Apache brand is known for reliability and stability. The
> Apache name stands for trust - Any project under the name Apache
> received far more attention, and therefore a larger user and developer
> base, resulting in a more mature and stable product.
> 
> Second, it would guarantee us legal safety. We could rely on the
> Apache layer team to ensure that what we are doing is legally correct.
> 
> And third, it would allow us for even better integration with the
> XMLGraphics core - There are several areas where code could be shared,
> and reused rather than redeveloped. An example would be CSS support,
> which is already superb in Batik, but non-existing in JEuclid. But
> even simple items, such as parsing of color string do not have to be
> re-invented for every subproject.
> 
> Of course, there are several issues to be solved on the way - the
> first one would be if the xmlgraphics project would be willing to be
> our sponsor, and thus this email. The second issue is that, should you
> vote to accept this project, we'd need a Champion, who has to be part
> of the PMC of the Sponsoring project (xmlgraphics).
> 
> Please feel free to comment and ask questions.

A big +1 from me. I think JEuclid is a great fit for the Xml graphics 
project and totally agree with the benefits thats you've listed. 
However, as Jeremias points out in his reply in April 2006 this would be 
a lot of work for someone to champion. I don't have the time or know how 
to help.

Chris




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