I think that is a good idea. I would rather just focus on the redesign. If 
we try to explain the maintanence branch we will probably spend more time 
explaining what cannot be done than actually achieving anything.

I will give it a go and see how things work.

On 2002.02.05 23:25 Peter B. West wrote:
> Keiron,
> Welcome back.  Been on holidays?
> Looking at the number of people who have expressed an interest in being 
> of some help, I thought it might be of some use for you or Karen, or 
> both, to run a "school".  I appreciate that many of the thorny problems 
> with fop require the redesign, but if there are a few issues that can be 
> resolved in the current framework, I think it might be useful to run a 
> bug-fix or design extension school.
> I was thinking that you could talk your way through a couple of these 
> hacks in great detail, commenting on everything that crosses your mind 
> as you go, and answering questions that arise.  At the end of the 
> process, the whole dialogue (or monologue) could be dropped onto the web 
> site as an aid to anyone else who comes along.
> This is just a top of the head idea, but it may have merit.  There is no 
> better way to come up to speed in a workplace situation than to have the 
> designers and cutters give detailed presentations with lots of question 
> and answer, where no question is too stupid.  Such things always take 
> time, and are always resisted by those who are under pressure to get the 
> thing finished, but are always a good investment.
> I confess that I have great difficulty in thinking within the current 
> code framework (but that is nothing new for me).  I think that most 
> people need some encouragement to take the plunge in murky waters. 
> Anyway, if nobody expresses any interest, we can forget the idea.
> Peter
>> i'm willing to help with the FOp project... but i don't know if i'm good
>> enough to help ...
>> anyway, just let me know on this e-mail adress: [EMAIL PROTECTED]
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