[tei-council] future of web Roma

Laurent Romary laurent.romary at inria.fr
Fri Oct 21 04:10:04 EDT 2011

This is in keeping with recent discussions held within the consortium and to my view a very good direction to follow. Roma is the ground tool for many TEI users and I would recommend this to the board.

@John: what do you think?

Le 21 oct. 2011 à 10:04, Sebastian Rahtz a écrit :

> A couple of recent queries from Kevin remind me that web Roma becomes
> ever more urgently in need of a major revision. Much as I love hacking that
> PHP code, I am afraid I simply cannot contemplate doing so again in the
> foreseeable future.
> I wonder what people think of a call on TEI-L for someone willing
> to take on writing a new Roma, entirely as a modern web app
> in Javascript? could we set aside, say, $5000 as payment for
> anyone willing to do the job? is that too little money?
> It may not be obvious to everyone that the work Roma does to create outputs
> now largely consists of calls to OxGarage, so the task is no more (!) than
> that of an ODD editor. All the TEI P5 sources which one needs to
> prompt users with values etc can be fetched with a single
> call to a web server for a (big) gob of data in JSON format.
> My english colleagues may like to use the phrase
> "lancing the boil" in respect of this problem.
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