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From Ted Dunning <ted.dunn...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: [Apache Mentoring Programme]JavaScript-only PDF viewer component
Date Tue, 27 Jul 2010 15:13:34 GMT
You might want to involve the PDFBox group as well.

On Tue, Jul 27, 2010 at 1:48 AM, Ulrich Stärk <uli@spielviel.de> wrote:

> Hello Charith,
>
> That is a promising proposal and I'm willing to mentor you. I'll be there
> to review your code, I'll help you get help on the mailing lists and I'll
> give you feedback. I am not going to do your work though ;). That means that
> you will have to come up with the design and the implementation yourself and
> hopefully with the help of people from the users mailing list.
>
> First I'd like you to create a wiki page on the tapestry wiki at
> http://wiki.apache.org/tapestry and put your proposal there. Don't forget
> to format it a little. We will then discuss and refine your proposal on the
> Tapestry users list. Specifically you will need to define the deliverables
> in terms of Tapestry services, components and modules. By doing so you will
> implicitly already define the design of your implementation. Or the other
> way round: by doing the design you will implicitly define the deliverables.
> The two go hand in hand.
>
> When posting to the users list you should already have come up with a rough
> design so that people can comment on that and give you feedback.
>
> Cheers,
>
> Uli
>
>
> On 27.07.2010 09:59, Charith Madusanka wrote:
>
>> 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
>>
>>
>> Deliverables:
>>
>> 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 (
>> https://pdf-renderer.dev.java.net/). This library has a class called
>> PDFRenderer (
>> https://pdf-renderer.dev.java.net/nonav/demos/latest/javadoc/index.html)
>> 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
>> asynchronously.
>>
>>
>> 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
>>
>>
>> Biography
>>
>> 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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