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From Tim Ellison <t.p.elli...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: suggestion for GSoC'08 project
Date Wed, 19 Mar 2008 16:41:48 GMT
Hey, I wouldn't want to discourage you from a challenge, but you might 
consider completing Java 5 for us before considering Java 6.

The Java 5 API completeness report is here [1].

Fruitful areas of work would include AWT drag and drop support, or 
writing an RTF grammar for swing.text.rtf support.

There are also a number of providers that we could use if you want to 
tackle some of these.

I hope we can find a mentor for you if you are interested in these 
areas, and then we can publish a project that suits your wishes.

[1] http://people.apache.org/~smishura/latest-harmony-japi.html


Maksim Ananjev wrote:
> Hi, Harmony people!
> I want to participate in Google Summer Of Code 2008 as a student, and
> I have a project in mind, which can be benefitial for Harmony.
> I will be happy to complete Class Library up 100% compatibility with java6.
> Harmony is claimed to have "near 100%" completeness. As far as I
> rememeber, this claim has been made for the last 2 years. It's great
> to have such a high level of comleteness, but the question arises "why
> not 100%?". As far as I know, Harmony evangelists all over the world
> often face such a tough question.
> So, I want to have the following fun this summer:
> 1. Identify what classes and methods are unimplemented in comparison
> with Java 6 documentation
> 2. implement them  :)
> There is a project of enabling FreeCol in the list of proposed
> projects. Of course, I will have to collaborate with the guy engaged
> in this project when it comes to java.image.io classes.
> I will be glad to hear from Harmony gurus in this list whether it is
> possible to comlete class library in 3 months and who is willing to be
> the mentor for such a project,
> P.S. About myself: I run for Master's degree in Physics in Novosibirsk
> State Unoversity. I have some experience in Java and C++. I
> contributed to Harmony VM JIT-compiler: powerful optimization called
> "operator strengh reduction"[1] and some perfomance-improving fixes. I
> am now working on the vectorization support for Harmony jit compiler.
> I hope to have it done this spring.
> [1]https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/HARMONY-5090

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