Dear FOP dev, Some of you might recall that, some months back, I sent some email into this list looking for a FOP contributor who was interested in being paid by us (Basis Technology) to take on some of the issues related to complex scripts and fonts.
As it happened, none of the committers had the necessary combination of time and interest. However, Glen Adams, an old hand in this technology area and a someone we at Basis have known for a long time, was available. So now he has, in effect, a private branch of the code base that addresses these issues, and he has been, as I understand it, in correspondence with this group. Basis remains very enthusiastic about seeing FOP become capable in the areas addressed by Glenn's patch, and so we are, still, more than willing to do any reasonable thing to advance this process. When we need here is one or more committers with necessary time to review, critique, and iterate until this functionality can be committed. As before, we are more than willing to pay consulting rates if that would facilitate this. Basis is a sponsor of the foundation, and I'm a member, and we see this as just another way in which we as a company can contribute to the work of the ASF in an area where we have a particularly acute interest. Thanks for your consideration, Benson Margulies