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From Glenn Adams <gl...@skynav.com>
Subject Re: New FOP Release [was: Re: FOP Release Automation]
Date Thu, 24 Jul 2014 15:44:29 GMT
On Thu, Jul 24, 2014 at 9:08 AM, Chris Bowditch <bowditch_chris@hotmail.com>
wrote:

> Hi Glenn,
>
>
> On 24/07/2014 14:41, Glenn Adams wrote:
>
>> On Thu, Jul 24, 2014 at 6:39 AM, Chris Bowditch <
>> bowditch_chris@hotmail.com>
>> wrote:
>>
>>  Hi Glenn,
>>>
>>> The original plan was for Robert Meyer to handle the release. I've moved
>>> him to a different project for a while, so I then decided Vincent should
>>> be
>>> our volunteer ;-)
>>>
>>> However, it came to light that there is an unwritten policy that releases
>>> can't depend on snapshots of other projects. So that's causing us a
>>> problem
>>> for the pdf-plugin and font merging enhancement, which is one of several
>>> key features in this release. The PMC needs to decide if a snapshot
>>> dependency is acceptable or whether we should wait for PDFBox v2.0 to be
>>> released.
>>>
>>>  Is there a schedule (tentative or otherwise) for releasing PDFBox 2.0?
>>
>
> The PDFBox board report for July 2014, says they are targeting late summer.
>

If that is a realistic target, then we should wait for the 2.0 release IMO.


>
> Thanks,
>
> Chris
>
>
>>
>>  Vincent is currently looking additional bugs to fix before the release.
>>> Can we continue this discussion on general@ please, since this affects
>>> all projects, not just FOP
>>>
>>>  Sure.
>>
>>
>>  Thanks,
>>>
>>> Chris
>>>
>>> On 16/07/2014 18:33, Glenn Adams wrote:
>>>
>>>
>>>>
>>>> On Wed, Jul 16, 2014 at 11:23 AM, Vincent Hennebert <
>>>> vhennebert@gmail.com
>>>> <mailto:vhennebert@gmail.com>> wrote:
>>>>
>>>>      On 16/07/14 17:42, Simon Steiner wrote:
>>>>
>>>>          Hi,
>>>>
>>>>          I switched fop back to fontbox 1.8, so its only the pdfplugin
>>>>          that uses 2.0 and the user would delete 1.8 jar if copying
>>>>          pdfplugin to fop.
>>>>
>>>>
>>>>      Thanks Simon. That’s great because that means that we can start the
>>>>      release process of FOP as soon as we are ready.
>>>>
>>>>
>>>> It would be nice to share the following info:
>>>>
>>>>    * who is going to take the lead on performing the release?
>>>>    * what is a tentative schedule for release, e.g., when should last
>>>>      changes be integrated?
>>>>    * what additional integrations (if known) are planned before release?
>>>>
>>>>
>>>>
>>>>
>>>>      Vincent
>>>>
>>>>
>>>>          Thanks
>>>>
>>>>          -----Original Message-----
>>>>          From: Vincent Hennebert [mailto:vhennebert@gmail.com
>>>>          <mailto:vhennebert@gmail.com>]
>>>>          Sent: 16 July 2014 12:56
>>>>          To: fop-dev@xmlgraphics.apache.org
>>>>          <mailto:fop-dev@xmlgraphics.apache.org>
>>>>          Subject: New FOP Release [was: Re: FOP Release Automation]
>>>>
>>>>          Hi,
>>>>
>>>>          On 15/07/14 16:53, Clay Leeds wrote:
>>>>
>>>>              On Jul 15, 2014, at 7:46 AM, Glenn Adams <glenn@skynav.com
>>>>              <mailto:glenn@skynav.com>> wrote:
>>>>
>>>>                  I suppose it depends on whether or not we need to hack
>>>>                  perl to use the facility. If there is any alternative
>>>>                  that doesn't use perl, then that would be preferable.
>>>>
>>>>                  Frankly, I've never been happy with the new MD based
>>>>                  documentation, though Clay has spent an inordinate
>>>>                  amount of time tweaking it.
>>>>
>>>>
>>>>              Yeah... It's not my favorite either, but at least edits
>>>>              are pretty quick, saved to SVN and we've got a solution to
>>>>              incorporate javadoc, etc.
>>>>
>>>>              In the meantime, please let me know when we're ready to
>>>>              update the
>>>>              documentation for the Release. It doesn't take me very
>>>>              long to go
>>>>              through the code to make these types of batch edits.
>>>>
>>>>          <snip/>
>>>>
>>>>          Clay, your offer to help would be greatly appreciated!
>>>>
>>>>          And since you’re mentioning it, maybe it’s time to think about
>>>>          making a new release of FOP. Although now that the font
>>>>          merging code has been merged to trunk, and introduces a
>>>>          dependency on FontBox 2.0.0, we would have to wait that
>>>>          FontBox 2.0.0 is released first. Or adapt the code to keep the
>>>>          former 1.8.5 dependency (or the newer 1.8.6 released version).
>>>>
>>>>          In the meantime, can anybody think of features that should
>>>>          definitely be implemented before the release, or bugs fixed?
>>>>          Remember that due to API changes, that release will have to be
>>>>          called 2.0.
>>>>
>>>>          Thanks,
>>>>          Vincent
>>>>
>>>>
>>>>
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