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From Glen Mazza <gma...@apache.org>
Subject Re: Foray's font subsystem for Fop
Date Mon, 13 Jun 2005 03:29:08 GMT
Victor Mote wrote:

> Vincent Hennebert wrote:
>>I'm considering to adapt Foray's font subsystem to Fop. I 
>>have already experimented a bit and the thing seems to be 
>>rather feasible. So far I have encountered two problems:
> First, thanks for your interest, and welcome to FOP. Even though I am not an
> active FOP developer anymore, I'm glad to see it making progress. And I
> agree that integrating FOrayFont with FOP should be quite feasible.

Speaking for myself, I really don't want Victor's code in 1.0.  I don't 
like his personality, and have not been a fan of his architectural ideas 
much either--especially his emphasis on placing the 0.20.5 layout code 
into 1.0 via "multiple layout strategies".

I would not relish a return to these past arguments--1.0 is clean and 
clear of the 0.20.5 layout sludge, nobody has to wade through that stuff 
to help out on 1.0, and I am quite happy with the progress being made on 
1.0 because of it.

> I will be very happy to assist you in any way possible, short of writing FOP
> code.

Licensing is another headache, Victor would probably need to donate the 
code first to Apache before we could use it.

It seems, Vincent, that you have inadvertently chosen a very unfortunate 
way to re-introduce yourself to this project.  (Not your fault--you 
didn't know.)  However, if others on the project do not mind working 
with Victor, and if he donates the code to FOP, I guess I could refrain 
from futher comment on it.  I will not touch the code personally, 
however, lest I have to interact with its author.


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