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Subject: Re: [boost] [gsoc] Suggestions on Proposal for Boost Document Library Project
From: Stefan Seefeld (stefan_at_[hidden])
Date: 2015-03-18 16:32:05

On 18/03/15 04:03 PM, Anurag Ghosh wrote:
> Sir
> Could you point to the specific parts which you think make the project
> hugely ambitious ? Is it that the functionalities that I'm proposing too
> many (ie. the scope is too broad) or that the different API's I'm thinking
> to cover over different platforms a bit too difficult to achieve ?

Both. From a project planning perspective I would suggest to start with
a single API to bind to, covering small use-cases at a time (enable to
create or modify small text documents, create or edit small
spreadsheets, etc.), rather than a big and generic "expose OOo
functionality as C++ API".
Once that works you may consider adding support for other backends
(other word-processors ?).

But again, I'm not even convinced that this is in scope for
As I said, I would rather see such functionality covered in
application-agnostic terms based on a structured document model. While
still not necessarily in scope for, at least it's more driven
by Open Architecture considerations.


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