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Re: Amaya: call for relauching the project ?

From: john Culleton <John@wexfordpress.com>
Date: Wed, 19 Mar 2014 11:52:52 -0400
To: www-amaya@w3.org
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On Wed, 19 Mar 2014 12:07:01 +0100
Etienne Saliez <etienne@saliez.be> wrote:

> 
> Hi,
> 
> In the Open Source community we absolutely need
> a good HTML editor as AMAYA and at the moment I
> do not see any better solution.
> 
> I have a lot of HTML documents to edit and it
> would be very annoying to have to do it by
> means of a basic text editor. 
> 
> Before using Amaya, I did use KOMPOZER which is
> today no more maintained and which is not
> optimal about W3C standards, although still
> accepted by Firefox.
> 
> >From a technical point of view I would not be
> >able to contribute, but I am willing to 
> pledge some donations.
> 
> - Indeed HTML5 is becoming important and must
> be implemented.
> 
> - Moreover a few other improvements like the
> graphic interface for the management of tables
> which should be made as good as it was in
> Kompozer.
> 
> - No more much concern, but I did not succeed
> to install AMAYA on 32 bit machine in a KUBUNTU
> environment.
> 
> 
> Etienne Saliez
> 
> tel +32_26541759
> 
> http://www.isfteh.org/working_groups/category/collaborative_care_team_in_open_so
> urce[1] 
> 
> 
> 
> 
> 
> On Wednesday 19 March 2014 19:24:36 Martin J.
> Dürst wrote:
> > Hello Antoine,
> > 
> > On 2014/03/19 18:21, HiddenId wrote:
> > > Hi all,
> > > If you like using AMAYA as I Iike it,
> > > shouldn't we try to relaunch its long term
> > > development, particularly, making AMAYA
> > > running better with current and future
> > > version of web browsers ?
> > > 
> > > For sure, we know that neither W3C nor WAM
> > > INRIA deploy resource for AMAYA any more.
> > > As specified on AMAYA home web page "the
> > > application was jointly developed by W3C
> > > and the WAM project (Web, Adaptation and
> > > Multimedia) at INRIA. It is no more
> > > developed." However, if many of us email to
> > > W3C and INRIA decision makers, our
> > > encouragements to decide to maintain AMAYA
> > > as a permanent project to develop, should
> > > this have an positive impact for
> > > relaunching the project with permanent
> > > allocated resources ? Would this help to
> > > relaunch AMAYA development ? Freely, Antoine
> > 
> > Sorry to not be of much help, but please let
> > me explain the situation as far as I
> > understand (as a former member of the W3C
> > team).
> > 
> > I like Amaya very much, too, and would be
> > really delighted if development would
> > continue (restart). A student of mine about a
> > year ago also worked on adding HTML5 support
> > to Amaya, her code is available at
> > https://github.com/ezura/Amaya/. There also
> > seem to have been others working on the code,
> > see https://github.com/w3c/Amaya/network or
> > search for 'Amaya' on github.
> > 
> > However, unfortunately, it's not just that
> > the Amaya project at INRIA is closed, but
> > that its main developers and backers are
> > retired. So there's nobody at INRIA in a
> > position to push Amaya development. Also,
> > INRIA being a research institution, simply
> > adapting Amaya to newer browsers may not be
> > such an attractive project.
> > 
> > Anybody is of course very welcome to continue
> > to work on Amaya, because it's all open
> > source!
> > 
> > Regards,   Martin.
> 
> 
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I use a regular editor,Gvim. But Bluefish is a
good option IMO.

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