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From Glenn Adams <gl...@skynav.com>
Subject Re: FOP using ICU?
Date Wed, 19 Jun 2013 08:33:46 GMT
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.


>
> 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
>

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