[Rhaptos] Weekly Dev Report
Kathi.Fletcher at gmail.com
Fri Jan 6 15:05:07 CST 2012
Your post reminded me that we had a couple of new folks interested in
Rhaptos and the new Plone 4 based Rhaptos components at the Plone
conference. Are they on this list? I am happy to invite/encourage/cajole to
get more interested parties subscribed and even better if we can get folks
to the conference for more engagement, discussions, and direction setting.
Right now the spin outs that are happening -- oerpub development
(Xformat->CNXML and publish via API), Siyavula development (pipelines for
LaTeX, CNXML+, HTML), the Google App Engine prototype (CNXML and HTML on
app engine), Plone 4 products for XML and publishing API, and even the
College Access Projects print pipelines all feel chaotic, like they could
splinter, but at the same time, I think this is very healthy. The real
question is how to keep everyone in touch and make sure that the code
influence each other and share appropriately.
I wonder how to get the Siyavula technical discussions, the CNX
discussions, and the OERPub discussions to overlap more? I will try and do
a post very soon on the oerpub github code and include multiple places.
2012/1/6 Roché Compaan <roche at upfrontsystems.co.za>
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> On Fri, Jan 6, 2012 at 5:55 PM, Ed Woodward <ecw1 at rice.edu> wrote:
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> > As part of an effort to increase our transparency, we will be posting a
> > weekly dev report our our blog. Our first report is at
> > http://bit.ly/zXyEQ5. Please give us some feedback. We want to keep
> > the community informed and feedback helps us tailor our posts to what
> > the community is interested in.
> Thanks for the report Ed, I have a few questions.
> I'm very curious to hear what motivated you to move to Prince XML.
> What kind of tests did you do and what were the results? I would love
> to hear what specific issues you encountered with Docbook and if
> PrinceXML solves them. Do you think xhtml2pdf has potential or haven't
> you looked at it yet?
> You say that you are moving to a component architecture in the same
> paragraph that you talk about your agreement with Google so I'm
> interested to know what component architecture this is.
> Being more transparent about what happens inside Connexions is a great
> step forward but I would also love to see greater unity between
> Connexions and the rest of the Rhaptos development community (even if
> it is only a few developers at this stage). If you talk about "we"
> your are mostly talking about Connexions which is completely natural
> and understandable but in the context of Rhaptos development "we"
> should mean something different in my opinion - it should include all
> of us that care about the development of Rhaptos. From my perspective
> the decisions that are made by the Connexions development team does
> not necessarily mean the decisions apply to Rhaptos. Maybe in the past
> this was the case but I feel this has changed, especially since parts
> of Rhaptos are now used outside Connexions and new libraries are being
> developed without direct involvement of Connexions. This might change
> even more if Connexions becomes a Google project and Rhaptos might
> have no connection whatsoever with Connexions in future. In this sense
> Rhaptos has become much more important to me than Connexions and I got
> the sense at the Plone conference that parts of Rhaptos might become
> very valuable to other Plone developers as well.
> I have made a couple of suggestions about where Rhaptos should be
> heading but haven't seen much discussion on it yet. Personally I have
> tried to communicate all I think and do in terms of the suggestions I
> made originally but have been disappointed about what feedback I got
> from this list. I sincerely hope this will change. Forgive me if I
> sound too critical. My goal with raising the issues above is really to
> encourage shared ownership of and more collaboration on Rhaptos since
> I truely belief it is an open source project with incredible
> Roché Compaan
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