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From Charith Madusanka <>
Subject [Apache Mentoring Programme]JavaScript-only PDF viewer component
Date Tue, 27 Jul 2010 07:59:34 GMT
Proposal Title: JavaScript-only PDF viewer component

Full Name: Charitha Madusanka

Apache Project: Tapestry

Name of Mentor : Ulrich Särk

Start Date:  01st of August 2010

Mid-term Evaluation Date : 15th of September 2010

End Date: 30th of October 2010


JavaScript-only PDF viewer component for Tapestry 5

Detailed Description:

To render PDF into images I will plane to use java2D. Javaswinglabs provide
PDF rendering library called Java PDF render ( This library has a class called
PDFRenderer ( and
it turns a set of PDF Commands from a PDF page into an image. I will do
render the document pages-by-page, then contents shown to the user. This
method is more efficient and accurate. Ajax is used to load the content

Project Plan:

Step 1: Initial Planning and Starting Implementation

I will make a rough design and start working on the code.

Step 2: Do the Implementation Continually

I would work on the rest of code. Deliverable(s):  mid evaluation.

Step 3: Improvements and Testing

Modifications or improvements suggested at the mid evaluation would be
completed in this step. Start to test component.

Step 4: Final Product and Documents

With the completion of this step, will finish JavaScript-only PDF viewer
component for T5. Necessary documents would also be present with the final
products. Deliverable(s): Final product and documentation.

About Mentoring Programme:

I am so confident that I can deliver a great contribution to the open source
community through the participation of mentoring program. And also it would
be a great opportunity to students to elicit and present their talents.

Number of Hours: 20 hours per week


I am Charitha Madusaka Elvitigala Computer Science undergraduate (3rd year)
of University of Colombo School of Computing (UCSC), Sri Lanka. I have been
involved in Open Source development regarding Web Services based on
Apache Tapestry,
axis2 and I have experience more with javaEE and Java Script.

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