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From Ian C <...@amham.net>
Subject Re: [PROPOSAL] [DISCUSSION] Corinthia Abstract
Date Sun, 30 Nov 2014 11:47:42 GMT
Hi Jan,

I'm a programmer.


On Sun, Nov 30, 2014 at 7:25 PM, jan i <jani@apache.org> wrote:

> 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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> > <javascript:;>
> > >
> > >
> >
> >
> > --
> > Cheers,
> >
> > Ian C
> >
>
>
> --
> Sent from My iPad, sorry for any misspellings.
>



-- 
Cheers,

Ian C

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