This talk will give the interested listener closer information about the state of the DrawingLayer component of Apache OpenOffice, what has been done already, what needs to be done and what concretely is in progress (branch aw080).
The DrawingLayer is one of the central components in Apache OpenOffice. It has somewhat aged since it's first incarnation with StarOffice and needs some updates. Since it is deeply embedded in Apache OpenOffice and used by many other parts in various roles, it cannot simply be rewritten, but needs to be migrated. I am working on this for years and want to give an overview.
Overview about the component DrawingLayer in Apache OpenOffice and what it is responsible for today.
Background information about the history and the reasons a migration is needed.
Overview about steps done, steps in progress and future steps to renew the DrawingLayer over a longer period.
Short description about already finished basic changes in the DrawingLayer component and it's achievements.
Short description of the missing and needed steps to get to a completely renewed architecture of the DrawingLayer component.
Detailed description of the current branch aw080 which is under active development for Apache OpenOffice (see Wiki documentation here). This is the main part of the talk, for details please refer to the link, I will closely work with the informations given there
Be invited to give your comments and suggestions here, or ask me for deeper information about that component.