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Re: [libredwg] GSoC - DWG write support

From: Fernando Lucchesi
Subject: Re: [libredwg] GSoC - DWG write support
Date: Fri, 8 Apr 2011 15:23:15 -0300

On Wed, Mar 30, 2011 at 5:33 PM, Rodrigo Rodrigues da Silva
<address@hidden> wrote:
> You should be aware that Anderson Cardoso has written partial 2000 write
> support last year. For this year, we are hoping to see 2000 support
> completed (it is almost done) and 2004. Till Heuschmann has written
> great 2004 read code, and it would probably be easy to port.

I had read it, but I didn't notice it was that ready.

> Use emacs and it will ident in GNU style per default. Other IDE's and
> editors such as Eclipse have automatic GNU-style identing modes which
> are trivial to configure.

Sure, that's not a big problem. I currently use vim, but I can change
to emacs/viper if that becomes an issue.

> You'll probably never know anything about OpenDWG internals as it is
> proprietary and closed source - unless you pay a US$150k
> founder-membership fee!

 *That's* why I couldn't find the download link...

> For LibreDWG, nothing that a 2 days reading can't help. In the end, it
> is all C code that speaks for itself. Feel free to ask anything about
> some weird code (there are lots of them).

Well, I've seen some crazy macros in there =)
(but I don't think I need to worry about them yet)

>> Is it worth a shot?
> Sure, specially because we have no project proposals so far =]. But keep
> in mind that time is short. You'd better have a project proposal in
> Melange (and posted to this list as well) before Monday. I am available
> for mentoring one project this year.
> If I may suggest you a different project proposal, I think that the
> automated test suite[0] would bring a greater benefit to the project at
> this moment, and would probably be easier to write (if you have a good
> idea) than write support. Guruprasad Rane has written some code, but it
> hasn't been commited yet. You could start by improving it.
> [0]

If that's the priority, I can work on that. I've sent a proposal to
the GSoC page.

I'm sorry to leave it to the last minute, but this week was very busy.
I even came down with a cold, but was unable to rest as the doctor ordered...
(I'm better now, I think.)

Thanks for the feedback!

Fernando Lucchesi Bastos Jurema

UNICAMP - Engenharia de Computação 09
CACo - Centro Acadêmico da Computação
Coordenador de Marketing e Produtos - gestão 2010/2011

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