I feel this is a very good use of our funds - SVG is very important to us and also we as a project are important for SVG. This is an opportunity to get features we care about into the spec that may not reoccur for several years. I fully support funding Tav's travel to this meeting.
Best regards, Krzysztof
The SVG Working Group will be holding a face-to-face meeting in Sydney
at the beginning of February. I know we've discussed funding SVG
Working Group travel through dedicated fund raising but as that system
is not yet functional (and as we've been quite successful in raising
funds the past two years) I would like to see how board members feel
about my asking for funding to travel to this meeting.
The SVG 2 specification is firming up. The one big section that still
needs work is the text chapter. The major difficulty here is the need
to interface to all the relevant CSS text specifications, some of which
are not very far advanced. I've got a ton of issues that need
addressing. At the Sydney meeting there will be a one day joint meeting
with the CSS working group. Being able to sit down with the CSS people
is the best way of making progress.
I've been doing most of the work for the text section. I've had some
help from another group member but he's in the process of ramping down
his participation in the working group. The Sydney meeting is likely
the last meeting he'll attend.
I estimate the cost for attending the Sydney meeting to be about the
same as last year: a bit under $2500 (I was reimbursed $2250 last
Last year's Sydney meeting was very successful from our perspective.
One can read my report at: http://tavmjong.free.fr/blog/?m=201502 This
year's meeting will be more on dotting the 'i's and crossing the 't's
as we try to get the spec out the door.
BTW, as I work on the spec, I've also been working on Inkscape's text
rendering. I've recently fixed some issues with vertical text as well
as issues with multi-line text. I've also implemented the new 'text-
orientation' attribute and there is a rendering only implementation of
SVG 2.0 wrapped text.
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