Manuel Mall wrote:

Fair enough, btw its not painful for me at all. I have joined the project with the goal to help to get FOP 1.0 out of the door in a relatively short timeframe (meaning months not years). To achieve that I am more than prepared to be pragmatic in the sense of "getting things working satisfactorily" than "getting things perfect and at their most elegant". That doesn't mean I want to hack and slash. Good design is very important me. But there is still this goal to aim for as well and compromise may be in order at times.

This is an excellent goal. Sometimes it is all too easy to aim for 100% perfection and then FOP gets stuck - just like it has been for 2 years prior to 2005. Compromise is the key to getting 1.0 out of the door.

And isn't there still FOP 2.0 down the track for another round of serious redesign and refactoring if so desired?

Hope this makes sense - especially to the active committers.

Perfect sense. Keep up the great contributions!


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