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From Vincent Hennebert <vhenneb...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: FOP using ICU?
Date Wed, 19 Jun 2013 20:16:13 GMT
On 19/06/13 10:33, Glenn Adams wrote:
> On Wed, Jun 19, 2013 at 4:00 PM, Vincent Hennebert <vhennebert@gmail.com>wrote:
> 
>> On 19/06/13 02:40, Glenn Adams wrote:
>>> On Wed, Jun 19, 2013 at 1:05 AM, Chris Bowditch
>>> <bowditch_chris@hotmail.com>wrote:
>>>
>>>> Hi Glenn,
>>>>
>>>>
>>>> On 18/06/2013 11:12, Glenn Adams wrote:
>>>>
>>>>> To be more clear, I propose we replace FOP's implementation of UAX14
>> with
>>>>> use of ICU's line break iterator, and that ICU becomes a standard
>>>>> dependency for FOP.
>>>>>
>>>>> However, before taking a decision on this, allow me to create a branch
>>>>> (on github) that actually makes this change so that folks can evaluate
>> it.
>>>>> Is that a reasonable approach?
>>>>>
>>>>
>>>> +1, but I think we should create the branch in SVN as Vincent mentioned.
>>>> SVN is still the Version Control system used by the XML Graphics
>> project.
>>>>
>>>
>>> When I've completed the work in a github branch of a fork of the
>> apache/fop
>>> mirror, I'll upload it to an SVN branch for folks to review who prefer
>> SVN.
>>> Me, I've stopped using SVN for active development. Github is just so much
>>> better.
>>
>> By getting involved in FOP development you accept the project’s
>> practices... including a VCS you may not like :-)
>>
> 
> Just for you Vincent, I'll transfer whatever I do in github to an SVN temp
> branch when I'm ready for you to review. Others will be free to review in
> github as they prefer.

You will not be doing that for me. You will be doing that because this
is more in line (IMO) with the practices of an Apache project. I for one
prefer Git too.


>> Or, if you feel strongly enough about it, you can promote a switch to
>> Git, now that it’s officially supported by Apache.
>>
> 
> Perhaps I will do so when I have time to do the work of a switchover should
> such a proposal pass. In the mean time, I am not proposing a switch.
> 
> 
> 
>> That said, have you tried playing with git svn?
>>
> 
> Yes, I use it for Webkit development. However, it is still a pain over a
> pure git approach.
> 
> 
>>
>> FWIW, I have a Git repo that sits on top of the svn checkout and, after
>> ironing out some wrinkles, I find that the process works just fine.
>>
>> Vincent


Vincent

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