Jeremias Maerki writes: > > 6. Add (optional) thumbnail slider windows. > > That could be expensive, but if you manage: cool.
Are there any hard limits I should be observing with regard to memory etc. ? > > Does anyone see any obvious pitfalls, reasons why this isn't > > going to work or reasons why it should be delayed ? > > I think the continuous scrolling and the thumbnails might be a bit > tricky but this is nothing that can't be handled. I'm sure you know that > we've frozen the branch where FOP 0.20.5 came from and we are working on > the redesign which should have its first release later this year. I > assume you need the improved viewer for 0.20.5. That's ok even if you > invest some work in this area because there were no big changes in this > area. At least, I think it should be easy to port your improved viewer > into CVS HEAD later if you don't actually want to implement it directly > for CVS HEAD which we (FOP committers) would prefer. Just keep in mind > that we won't apply any patches for the maintenance branch anymore. I'm quite happy to develop straight on the cvs head code. > If you do want to do the work on the CVS HEAD code (redesign) then we > need to talk to Renaud and get his work on the Java2D/AWT Renderer > finished, so you actually have something to work on. That would be useful if it's going to cause significant changes. I'll probably be starting work fairly soon. > Finally, I can only say that I'm thrilled that someone would really like > to improve the viewer since it was always below "being cool" until now. > :-) > > If you need help, just yell. Thanks, Richard