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Re: Bounty for Tables Implementation


Hi Micheal, all,

Since the zim paypal account has been slowly accumulating more
donations I will add 100 Euro to that from the donation fund. Shall I
add it to the bounty list on http://zim-wiki.org/contribute.html ?

Btw. also thinking to up the other two open bounties to 100.



P.S. as you may have noted, I'm back online and sorting through my
email - sorting through the new bug reports will take some more time
I'm afraid...

On Sat, Nov 27, 2010 at 11:40 PM, Michael Mulqueen
<michael@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> There has been a feature request for tables in Zim since March 2008,
> this is by far my most wanted feature in Zim right now. This would
> massively increase the usefulness of Zim for me. In light of this, I'm
> willing to put up a bounty for this.
> Subject to the writing of a specification, I'd be willing to pay
> between £70 and £100 (~ 110 USD to 160USD,~ €80 - €120). Perhaps other
> people would be prepared to chip in to make it more worthwhile. I
> would draw out a clear agreement (doesn't really matter if it's
> binding or not, pretty hard to enforce if you're in different
> countries), to try to avoid any bad feeling if it wasn't successful.
> International payments would be by something like Paypal. UK payments
> would preferably be by BACS. Other methods could be considered.
> This doesn't need to be limited to the Zim project's current
> contributors. If you know anyone (of good repute) who'd be interested,
> please pass this on to them.
> Short specification:
> * some kind of table widget needs to be embedded into a standard Gtk+
> text editor (or we need a substantial rewrite of that part of Zim, but
> that would be far from ideal)
> * it should be native if at all possible (rather than requiring LaTeX,
> although that's a useful work around)
> * must be easy to use
> * must follow existing coding conventions in Zim
> * must be released under the all of the same licenses as Zim
> See also: https://bugs.launchpad.net/zim/+bug/208589
> That said, if someone was prepared to write a plug-in that could
> create and edit embeddable LaTeX tables (with a good GUI interface), I
> would be willing to pay a bounty for that as well, perhaps not as much
> though, we'd have to discuss. Money is tight.
> As long as it is declared and compatible with Zim's licensing, I have
> no problem with you reusing other people's work.
> Contact me directly or via this list, whichever you'd rather. If other
> people are willing to contribute to a bounty, please get in contact
> via the list.
> Regards,
> Mike
> P.S. This is just a proposal at this stage.
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