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RE: SourceForge Project Approved

From: Reitzel, Charlie <CReitzel@arrakisplanet.com>
Date: Wed, 23 May 2001 15:31:23 -0400
Message-ID: <B5C79DDBC655D311B6BD0008C7E64D76013C154D@exchange.arrakisplanet.com>
To: "'Dave Raggett'" <dsr@w3.org>
Cc: html-tidy@w3.org
Sounds like a plan to me.  I think we all would prefer to get the new stuff
and get your input on any updates.

Perhaps we can transition to Source Forge by using Perfect Tracker for the
current bug list and QA.  I'm guessing a new release from you would fix a
fair number of the known bugs.  As you say, tidy users can play a useful QA
role.  I think the SF project simply facilitates the process.  Put another
way, anyone and everyone can post to the Bugs forum.


-----Original Message-----
From: Dave Raggett [mailto:dsr@w3.org]
Sent: Wednesday, May 23, 2001 2:08 PM
To: Reitzel, Charlie
Cc: html-tidy@w3.org
Subject: RE: SourceForge Project Approved

On Wed, 23 May 2001, Reitzel, Charlie wrote:

> Hi Dave,
> Would you be willing to join us in the Source Forge version?  
> It would be a real boon to the project. Or would you prefer
> us to track your updates?

I am grateful for other people who are prepared to take up
the baton for supporting Tidy as I know that I don't have
enough time to do this myself. I have been doing a fair
amount of work over the last 8 months, but never got to the
point where I felt comfortable making a new release. 

How about:

 a) I commit to finishing off in June the major things
    that I have already started on

 b) We use email to discuss the design changes needed to
    separate Tidy into a front end and a thread-safe back
    end library

 c) I remain available to consult on design changes/bug
    fixes, but the majority of the work is picked up by

 d) The W3C tidy page directs people to Source Forge

With increased man power, perhaps it make sense to think
about test suites and regression tools (at least for the
common sets of option values). I never had the time for
this, and had to rely on all the users out there to
do the QA job. I do use Tidy on a daily basis though.

p.s. if this works well, I have another project ready to
go open source for rendering math on the web.


-- Dave Raggett <dsr@w3.org> or <dave.raggett@openwave.com>
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