Welcome back Fotis!
Oder soll ich sagen: Herr Doktor Jannidis? ;-)

It looks like we need to update the "implemented" list too, at least
when/before we do the next release, since lots of stuff has been
happening lately.

Redesign: personally, I haven't forgotten about it at all, but I've put
it down temporarily while doing a bunch of table fixes and new
functionality (spanning rows and vertical alignment - finally!) that
seemed necessary to keep our user base working while the redesign goes
on. I'm sure Keiron and Arved will have their words to put in, but it
looks to me as though they've been working on a lot of "fundamentals" -
adding properties and FOs - so that 
we can move closer towards compliance.

I think there is still agreement that FOP layout code will need major
revisiting in order to solve any kind of tough pagination problem
(floats, footnotes, keeps, correct inter-element spacing, full
implementation of "collapse" style table borders... among others). But
there is obviously also a need to keep supporting the current thread of
development which is letting lots of folks do their work, even without
all that fancy stuff.


Fotis Jannidis wrote:
> Hi,
> I have finished my work and can put some time into Fop again. I
> will concentrate on updating the documentation (the status file
> indicates that nobody is working on this at the moment).
> To do:
> 1) update the history file
> 2) update "running Fop" to include new switches etc.
> 3) update the direction how to use cvs to use cvs.apache.org
> 4) description of the new test suite
> 5) there has been some discussion on Apache's general list to
> switch from stylebook to docbook or something else. afaik there
> has been a lot of voting for docbook but nobody has a working
> solution to replace stylebook. We should monitor this discussion
> and change as soon as possible.
> Please point me to anything else which needs to be changed as
> soon as possible.
> Some questions:
> 1) What is the status of the redesign process?
> 2) Do we have a fop-user list now?
> 3) What is the status of the improvements of memory usage?
> Fotis
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