Like others I'm hesitant to call it 1.0 just yet. 0.9 sends the right
signal IMO. We're not quite where we want to be but we are soon and
people can start looking at the new package.

We don't just have features that exceed FOP 0.20.5. We also have points
where FOP Trunk is still inferior to 0.20.5:
- Can't cope with changing available BPD between pages in the same
- There are probably a number of little features and bug fixes that
weren't ported to CVS HEAD/FOP Trunk at that time.
- Restrictions with footnotes in conjunction with multi-column documents.
- 0.20.5 has some kind of weird border collapsing where FOP Trunk simply
doesn't support it, yet.
- wrap-option is not supported.
- missing functionality with keep-with-previous on table-rows which 0.20.5
handles well enough.
- leaders/rules are incomplete
- Fewer renderers available, only PDF and PS are really usable right now.
- stability and usability, of course. :-)
(there may be more...)

BTW, you're welcome to add your list to the release plan. I think it's a
good idea to have this information available.

On 31.08.2005 05:09:40 Manuel Mall wrote:
> Excellent - I like the sound of it :-).
> Personally, after having now used the trunk a bit and seeing the test 
> cases, etc., I would be a bit "bolder" and go for a name like "1.0 
> alpha" or "1.0EA" (I think that's the terminology Sun is using for 
> unstable early releases). The big disclaimers still apply of course. To 
> some extend it also depends on when we want to declare a feature freeze 
> for 1.0, aim for stability and bug removal to get to a 1.0 beta and a 
> 1.0 release. It must be pretty close as in terms of features/compliance 
> the trunk code already vastly exceeds 0.20.5. I would therefore like to 
> see the release plan extended to include a "rough" definition of 1.0 
> even if it is only as a delta to what we have now, e.g. something like 
> this (Note is only an incomplete random example!!):
> border-collapse="collapse" => 1.0
> table-layout="auto" => post 1.0
> fix/complete support for "fo:leader" => 1.0
> writing-mode="rl-tb" => 1.0
> writing-mode="tb-rl" => post 1.0
> BIDI support => post 1.0
> full support for font-family => 1.0
> I hope that having something like this would help to focus and 
> prioritize the work being done.
> Manuel
> On Wed, 31 Aug 2005 04:07 am, Jeremias Maerki wrote:
> > The subject says it all:
> >
> >
> > This is open for discussion. I'd really love to get the first release
> > out by the end of September.
> >
> > Jeremias Maerki

Jeremias Maerki

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