Sure, absolutely, I'll help out as a resource.

Did your patch get committed? If not I'll take care of it. Sorry I'm a bit 
scattered...work is intense right now.

Regards,
Arved

At 09:03 AM 8/29/01 -0700, you wrote:
>Hi Arved-
>
>I submitted patches against 20.1 to do an effective
>keep-with-next on list-item-label and list-item-body,
>except I assumed an implied keep-with-next on
>list-item-label.  I would be glad to work with bodo on
>this time permitting.  It would probably be best, so
>that there are not two different pieces of code
>floating around doing nearly the same thing.
>
>Don
>
>--- Arved Sandstrom <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote:
>> Hi, Bodo
>> 
>> I'd be very happy to help. I'm badly sidelined due
>> to work pressure, but 
>> there is always some time I can pry loose...I'd
>> rather spend that time 
>> getting new developers up to speed.
>> 
>> I'll review the source this evening and give you a
>> synopsis of what we are 
>> facing here.
>> 
>> Regards,
>> Arved Sandstrom
>> 
>> At 12:18 PM 8/27/01 +0200, [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote:
>> >hi,
>> >i tried to use the keep-with-next property on a
>> multi column page with 
>> >some  text blocks that  normally fits on one page
>> with 4 columns.
>> >my text consists of this sequence of text blocks:
>> every 2nd block is 
>> >meant to be a headline and  the the following block
>> is the paragraph 
>> >belonging to that headline.
>> >therefore i set the keep-with-next attribute on the
>> headline blocks but 
>> >still the column break occurred between the
>> headline and the paragraph.
>> >
>> >looking in to the code i found that  in 
>> >org.apache.fop.fo.flow.Block.layout(Area) the line:
>> >this.keepWithNext =
>> >                           
>> this.properties.get("keep-with-next").getEnum();
>> >
>> >does not have any effect , since the getEnum()
>> method always returns (0) 
>> >because the
>> >org.apache.fop.fo.KeepProperty(Keep) does not
>> overwrite the getEnum() 
>> >method.
>> >
>> >so i patched this so that this.keepWithNext got the
>> value="5" (just to 
>> >see what will happen then ) but immediately  i run
>> in to another error:
>> >the headline appeared on the bottom of the old
>> column, a wrong page 
>> >break occurred (instead of a column break)
>> >and the same headline appeared on the top of the
>> new page.
>> >
>> >if nobody else is currently working on this
>> problems i would be willing 
>> >to do this, if i (as a someone who just started to
>> try to understand the 
>> >fop source code) get some assistance from the fop
>> gurus.
>> >
>> >would you appreciate this?
>> >
>> >bodo teichmann
>> >
>> > 
>> >
>> >
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