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From "Dennis E. Hamilton" <dennis.hamil...@acm.org>
Subject RE: Development updates
Date Fri, 03 Jun 2016 17:13:32 GMT
Although not a core developer, I find it useful to respond to this thread.

Routine activity includes following all of the lists and providing assistance.  I track all
of the bugzilla issues and provide assistance in isolating and confirming issues.  I also
watch lists other than the Apache OpenOffice ones to see if there are discussions that are
pertinent to AOO.

I am also past the half-way point in my term as Chair of the Project Management Committee.
 The reports for October-December 2015 and January-March 2016 have been submitted.  For the
remaining two quarters I am looking at a theme for each:

 * April-June 2016: Clarity

Finding a way to connect the dots so that the moving parts of the Apache OpenOffice project
can be viewed as a whole.  I have done some of that but there is more needed and I have some
idea where to start.  This will continue into the next quarter.

 * July-September 2016: Governance

This includes identifying my successor and also ensuring that all of the information that
I rely on as Chair is made available to that person.  Since the next Chair will not be ratified
by the Board until the October board meeting, I will prepare that Board report.  That will
give the new Chair a start-up breather going into the October-December quarter.

 - Dennis

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Damjan Jovanovic [mailto:damjan@apache.org]
> Sent: Tuesday, May 17, 2016 11:34
> To: Apache OO <dev@openoffice.apache.org>
> Subject: Re: Development updates
> 
> On Sun, May 15, 2016 at 6:06 PM, Kay Schenk <kay.schenk@gmail.com>
> wrote:
> 
> >
> >
> > On 05/13/2016 11:03 AM, Damjan Jovanovic wrote:
> >
> >> Hi
> >>
> >> I've been working with Fred Toussi, a very helpful hsqldb developer,
> on
> >> many CSV handling improvements to hsqldb, in hopes of eventually
> using
> >> hsqldb in place of our dodgy CSV driver in Base (it has far better
> SQL
> >> support, joins, subqueries, many scalar functions, etc.). We both
> wrote
> >> patches, but work remains on a few last issues. This new driver also
> still
> >> has to be developed.
> >>
> >
> > Can you expand on this comment a bit? Although I have not investigated
> the
> > code, I'm assuming you mean we use similar CSV import code for both
> Calc
> > and Base, and that the indigenous CSV provided by hslqdb is better for
> that
> > portion?
> >
> >
> No, we use completely different CSV import code in Calc and in Base.
> hsqldb is still worse at CSV, but its SQL support for CSV tables is way
> better than ours.
> 
> 
> >
> >> Also I've begun looking at some academic research into automated
> >> conversion
> >> of C++ source code into Java, and playing with a few ideas of my own.
> I've
> >> slowly begun making progress developing this converter. It will be a
> while
> >> before it's developed enough and conversion of some parts of AOO can
> >> start,
> >> but I have hopes that it will make AOO easier to compile, debug and
> >> improve
> >> by a wider community of developers that it will attract, and make it
> more
> >> stable and secure. If this doesn't save AOO, I doubt anything will.
> >>
> >> What have the rest of you been up to?
> >>
> >
> > Well, not much for AOO, I'm afraid. :(
> > I've had many personal issues over the last few months to attend to.
> > Hoping to get back into things very soon -- and replace my aging
> computer.
> > :(
> >
> >
> >> Damjan
> >>
> >>
> > --
> > --------------------------------------------
> > MzK
> >
> > "Time spent with cats is never wasted."
> >                    -- Sigmund Freud
> >
> >
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