Jeremias Maerki wrote: Hi Jeremias,
Hi Patrick, yes, I've seen that something's going on in that corner. After my experience last year, I was a bit hesitant to take another stab, but since we've already worked together, I'd be fine mentoring a little project. There are a lot of things that could be approached: http://wiki.apache.org/xmlgraphics-fop/FOPProjectTasks
That Wiki is quite old now and a lot has changed since it was written.
The thing that would make the most people happy would be implementing auto table layout. That's something that is not on any of my clients' wishlists so it goes on my private task list on which I have other higher priority items. :-o You'd be the hero implementing that!
table-layout="auto" is a often requested feature and as Jeremias said I'm sure a lot of folks would be grateful for it. My only concern is the amount of work involved, it might be too big a chunk of work for Google's summer of code project.
Another broken table feature that often causes confusion is the border-collapse algorithm. I know Jeremias had some ideas about how to implement most of it and just leave out the hardest bits.