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From jan i <j...@apache.org>
Subject Re: [PROPOSAL] [DISCUSSION] Corinthia Abstract
Date Sun, 30 Nov 2014 11:25:34 GMT
Hi

Thanks for your interest in our project. The initial list of committers is
still open for a couple of days so you dont need to wait.

time is short for all of us, so the more people we are, the more we can
achieve "work smarter not harder".

what is your main interest, programming, test documentation?

looking forward to see you in the project.

rgds
jan i

On Sunday, November 30, 2014, Ian C <ian@amham.net> wrote:

> Hi All,
>
> I am intrigued by this project. And will sign up once it becomes available
> a real Apache project.
>
> Same as for everyone, making time is the killer...
>
> As something of an amusing sideline I created a document in Google Drive
> and downloaded it as an odt. Looking inside, eeks, each word is in its own
> span?
> Opening and saving in OpenOffice seems to restore some sanity. I did the
> same in docx ... This project will have its work cut out...
>
> Even more interested now...
>
> On Sun, Nov 30, 2014 at 3:55 AM, Dennis E. Hamilton <
> dennis.hamilton@acm.org <javascript:;>
> > wrote:
>
> > I put together an abstract in the Corinthia Podling Proposal.  It is a
> bit
> > lengthy and requires review that it captures the essence of what
> Corinthia
> > is for without over/under-stepping.
> >
> > Here is the text also added to <
> > https://wiki.apache.org/incubator/CorinthiaProposal>,
> >
> > """
> > Corinthia converts among document file formats via transformation through
> > an HTML-grounded intermediary.  The selection of document file formats is
> > expandable by addition of import and export plugins.
> >
> > Editing in Corinthia is via a responsive editor, implemented in
> JavaScript
> > and HTML (CSS), that works on the web, in the cloud, and also adapts
> across
> > device form factors for practical use on mobile devices, tablets, and
> > touch-enabled as well as keyboard-oriented interfaces.  Corinthia
> document
> > viewing and editing is on the intermediate form, limited to common,
> > widely-supported features. Corinthia is not a comprehensive substitute
> for
> > format-specific authoring, editing, and final-form printing/production
> > software.
> >
> > To avoid irreversible loss of features from imported documents, Corinthia
> > encapsulates unsupported feature occurrences in a form that can be
> > recovered from the intermediate as part of subsequent export to the same
> or
> > different format.
> >
> > Identification and confirmation of inter-convertible features of
> different
> > formats for dependable import and export involves development of
> extensive
> > test documents in the different formats.  There is profiling of the
> extent
> > to which standardized formats are supported in practice, with
> > identification of deviations and implementation-dependent choices that
> > impact convertibility.
> >
> > All of the Corinthia test cases, profiling, plugin development,
> libraries,
> > and utilities are reusable resources to other projects.  All development
> of
> > source-code for binaries is in portable C Language for multi-platform
> > compilation as well as API "wrapping" for delivery to other programming
> > models, such as for Python, .NET, Java, and Node.js.  Document format
> file
> > import and export plugins may be adaptable as import-export extensions
> used
> > with other document-processing software.
> > """
> >
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: jan i [mailto:jani@apache.org <javascript:;>]
> > Sent: Wednesday, November 26, 2014 03:13
> > To: general@incubator.apache.org <javascript:;>
> > Subject: Re: [PROPOSAL] [DISCUSSION] Corinthia for Incubation.
> >
> > Hi all.
> >
> > We, at the project, hope that the lack of discussion is not a negative
> sign
> > !
> >
> > In the meantime, we have been working behind the scenes, and a couple of
> > things have happened:
> >
> > - The proposal is now on the incubator wiki / corinthiaProposal
> > <https://wiki.apache.org/incubator/CorinthiaProposal>
> >
> > - Dennis Hamilton (incubator, aoo committer) joined the initial committer
> > list. His expertise in especially document formats will be of great value
> > to the project, Dennis is also providing a lot of good feedback on our
> open
> > issues.
> >
> > - Daniel Gruno (Humbedooh) has volunteered to be mentor for the project.
> We
> > look forward to guidance in all the tricky "paper work".
> >
> > - Talks are being prepared for ACNA.
> >
> >
> > We are more than happy to answer any questions and make requested
> changes.
> >
> > on behalf of the project
> > jan i
> >
> >
> > On 24 November 2014 at 22:14, Ross Gardler (MS OPEN TECH) <
> > Ross.Gardler@microsoft.com <javascript:;>> wrote:
> >
> > > There are some passing similarities with Forrest here. I'm not
> suggesting
> > > any changes to the proposal, just flagging that the intermediate format
> > > approach described here is the approach Forrest takes. The focus for
> > > Forrest was not on document format conversion but there is a lot of
> > > experience there in using intermediate formats.
> > >
> > > Microsoft Open Technologies, Inc.
> > > A subsidiary of Microsoft Corporation
> > >
> > > -----Original Message-----
> > > From: jan i [mailto:jani@apache.org <javascript:;>]
> > > Sent: Monday, November 24, 2014 12:37 PM
> > > To: jan i
> > > Cc: general@incubator.apache.org <javascript:;>
> > > Subject: Re: [PROPOSAL] [DISCUSSION] Corinthia for Incubation.
> > >
> > > Hi.
> > >
> > > Sorry, somebody hit me with the big GIT hammer !! I did something with
> > git
> > > that should not be done.
> > >
> > > The correct text is:
> > [ ... ]
> >
> >
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> >
>
>
> --
> Cheers,
>
> Ian C
>


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