Team, I've been working with Finn's several patches on moving FOP from string to integer constants. The quality of his work is all very solid--his coding knowledge (both Java and XSLT), code standards, attention to detail, as well as emphasis on speed and conserving memory. He also clearly has a detailed knowledge of the FOP codebase--at (the very) least with respect to properties and the FO Tree.
I was able to get some of his patch completed, but was hampered by (1) needing to perform a general code cleanup to begin with; (2) needing to get up to speed with our XSLT code and Maker classes; and (3) general newbieness with XSLT development. I've learned much in the past week, however, and am happy to have worked through his patches. Still, I'd like to hand the property string to integer conversion work off to him, as he's already suggested other changes to his work that he would be best in a position to handle. And from there, hopefully he can help us out on the properties API that the FO Tree would expose to the Area and layout. This would also free me to go back to layout/rendering issues. FOP needs another "coding committer", and Peter can also probably use someone of his capability to work through general design issues with. Therefore, I'm happy to nominate Finn Bock for committer--here's my +1. Thanks, Glen __________________________________ Do you Yahoo!? New Yahoo! Photos - easier uploading and sharing. http://photos.yahoo.com/