There certainly is a steep learning curve to FOP development but I would
encourage you to persevere as its very cool :). A good way to learn the
code is to start by looking at our bug list
(http://xmlgraphics.apache.org/fop/bugs.html) or maybe contributing in a
peripheral area of FOP such as improving programmatic font
configuration, this would certainly be appreciated by many users and
wouldn't be a difficult task.
If you want to work on an fo:float implementation, just ask questions on
the mailing lists and I'm sure people will chime in and try to help
you. You may also get some ideas from from
Best of luck,
I have expressed interest in helping, but found that is very involved. I
wished I could take training with one of the trunk developers...