On 05.04.2005 21:59:48 Renaud Richardet wrote:
> > > Jeremias Maerki wrote:
> > > > Today alone, I've had to reply to two mails sent to me directly. 
> 
> What did the people wanted to know? With FOP's State, do you mean the
> date of the next release?

- Is the project dead?
- Give me release dates or a link to a project/release plan so people
can plan their own projects.
- What's JFOR's status? Is the integration into FOP complete?

Stuff like that...

> > > > Does
> > > > anyone have an idea how we can improve communication on FOP's state and
> > > > direction?
> > >
> > > Start a blog about FOP hacking and put a prominent link to it on the
> > > FOP home page. Somethinkg like "The burning edge" for FireFox.
> 
> What I like about the Blog, is that it's easy to update. But we could
> do the same in a wiki page. Please have a look at my proposition [1].
> I think it's very lightweight to maintain, and it gives the impression
> to visitors (and to developpers) that FOP is under active
> developpment.
> The Cocoon wiki even lists these kind of news on their FrontPage [2].
> I like the idea.

I like it, too!

> I also updated the documentation a tiny bit [3]:
>  * updated FAQ with 2 new questions
>  * updated dev/index
>  * could we put something on relnotes.html? When you read it, it gives
> you the feeling that the project is dead (which doesn't reflect the
> reality).

Thanks a lot, Renaud. That's fantastic. I'll have a look at it right now.

BTW, how's your Java2D stuff?

> 
> Regards,
> Renaud
> 
> [1] http://wiki.apache.org/xmlgraphics-fop/FOPNews
> [2] http://wiki.apache.org/cocoon/FrontPage
> [3] http://issues.apache.org/bugzilla/show_bug.cgi?id=34316



Jeremias Maerki

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