Wednesday, July 18, 2007

Field enhancement proof-of-concept finished.

I've been working on field enhancement for Writer for quite a while and today I finished my proof-of-concept hacking: Writer has a lot of shortcommings wrt. to fields which I tried to address:

In my proof-of-concept I was able to enhance the Writer core such that these issues are addressed. (That's the good news!)

Unfortionately my proof-of-concept still needs a lot of love. First thing is to clean up the prototype and generate patches for ooo-build.

However I'm happy since this is my first major work on the Writer layout and the field support is an issue in Writer for quite a while...

Friday, July 13, 2007

"The first casualty of War is Truth"
Reading some blogs about the ODF/OOXML file format war the famous quote "The first casualty of War is Truth" (from Rudyard Kipling --- I guess) comes into my mind.