OpenRaster specification: possibly migrate to the fd.o wiki?

Vincent Untz vuntz at
Mon Mar 26 05:29:57 PDT 2012

Hey hey,

Le mercredi 21 mars 2012, à 22:29 +0000, Andrew Chadwick a écrit :
> Hello, fd.o! My first post here.
> I'm a developer working on an OpenRaster[0]-aware painting program
> [1], but I've become hampered recently by the loss of the CREATE
> project[2]'s wiki, which is where the working human-readable
> specification for OpenRaster was kept[3] until recently. I'm seeking
> to work on and extend the OpenRaster format in a couple of ways, but
> also to make the text of it publicly available to other developers for
> editing and improvement, and that's not possible with WayBack machine
> copies and a private SQL dump of the previous wiki's blurb!
> OpenRaster already exists as a FreeDesktop project, at least in the
> bug tracker[4] and has much running code and schemas[5] for the
> format's primary layers.xml file, plus support from two of the major
> graphics programs out there. However it has very little in the way of
> good, editable, public documentation and I'd like to change that, if I
> may. It seems to me that the right place to move the specification is
> somewhere under - would
> that be acceptable? I think OpenRaster meets the fd.o Mission
> Statement quite nicely.
> I'm new to fd.o, but given that all we need right now is a small
> amount of wiki space to host some explanations of the fields, what
> values they can take, and their meanings, presumably I should just add
> it in under ?
> Suggestions for the right section to use would be welcome.

I see you went ahead and put things in the wiki, that's good :-) If you
want to link the pages from Specification, I guess starting with the
"Draft specifications that are new and not yet widely used" section is
good enough.



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