FYI: Proposal for Google's Summer of Code

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FYI: Proposal for Google's Summer of Code

Jeremias Maerki
FYI, I've just posted a proposal for Google's Summer of Code on the Wiki

I thought, since I'm currently too busy in the layout engine and Peter
Herweg has obviously gone inactive, I'll post this. Maybe we get lucky.
The task is quite isolated which makes it ideal.

Subject ID
Finalize the RTF output support for Apache FOP
ASF Project
Apache FOP (XSL-FO processor)
FOP, XSL-FO, formatting objects, RTF, Rich Text Format, document
JFOR, an open source XSL-FO to RTF converter, has been integrated into
Apache FOP some time ago. Now that we're getting close to releasing our
rewritten layout engine it would be great to have RTF output releasable,
too. The framework for generating RTF is there and many things already
work, but there are still many missing features and a number of bugs to
be handled so this part of FOP is ready production use. RTF is still a
quite important format when enterprises want to create documents from
business cases. Unlike PDF and PostScript documents, RTF documents can
be opened in Microsoft Word, for example, and manually edited by the
user which is a frequent desire.
Possible Mentors
Jeremias Märki (< [hidden email]>)

Jeremias Maerki

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BTW, FOP-devs, if you're interested in learning more about "Document
Science" and don't mind adding another 15 or so emails to your pile each
day, I might recommend subscribing to the Docbook-Apps ML [1][2].  They are
fairly heavy users of FOP (although we do lose out to the commericial
implementations frequently, I believe primarily over the keeps issue), and
so it would be nice to have a larger FOP presence on that ML.  I've been on
it for a couple of months so far.


Docbook usage:
Docbook specs: