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From Svante Schubert <>
Subject Re: Fwd: Google Summer of Code 2013
Date Fri, 22 Mar 2013 14:34:57 GMT
This time I will pass as mentor, but would like to comment to the SAX

Currently we are already using SAX (AFAIK DOM in general) to build up
our own typed DOM tree, see

The DOM of the XML files will only be created when elements of the
desired files are accessed - not when you load the overall document.
If there is a very huge document (let's say presentation) we still have
to parse the complete document, even if we only desire a certain
slide,as it is all in one content.xml.
If there is a very huge document (let's say spreadsheet) we still have
to parse the complete document, even if we only desire a certain
spreadsheet or range from it, as it is all in one content.xml.
If there is a very huge document (let's say text) we still have to parse
the complete document, even if we only desire a certain chapter or
content table, as it is all in one content.xml.
Do you had a special scenario in mind, Rob?

PS: For instance, operations for real-time collaboration could be
created by the above SAX Interface.

- Svante

On 22.03.2013 14:23, Rob Weir wrote:
> If anyone wants to mentor a GSoC student you need to get your idea
> entered into JIRA now.  It looks like the deadline is this weekend.
> I wonder whether a streaming/scanning parser could be done in this
> time frame?  We've seen some cases where our DOM-based solution takes
> up too much memory and a more SAX-like approach would be better.
> Any other ideas?
> -Rob
> ---------- Forwarded message ----------
> From: Ulrich Stärk <>
> Date: Fri, Mar 22, 2013 at 5:01 AM
> Subject: Re: Google Summer of Code 2013
> To:
> Dear PMCs,
> I'm going to submit our application to Google this weekend but our
> ideas list only shows 34 ideas
> until now. That's a shame considering that we have over a hundred
> projects and were able to offer
> potential students 142 project ideas to choose from last year and it
> might also hinder our chances
> of being accepted.
> Remember, GSoC is a great way to attract fresh blood to your projects
> and to get work done that
> might otherwise go undone. It is in your own interest to participate.
> Incubator mentors, please also talk to your respective podlings.
> If there is anything keeping you from participating, or anything that
> needs clarification, don't
> hesitate to contact the community development project at
> or, if you want to
> keep the discussion private,
> Cheers,
> Uli
> On 05.03.2013 16:26, Ulrich Stärk wrote:
>> Hello PMCs,
>> Google Summer of Code [1] is the ideal opportunity for you to attract new contributors
to your projects.
>> The ASF will apply as a participating organization meaning individual projects don't
have to apply
>> separately.
>> If you want to participate with your project you NOW need to
>> - understand what it means to be a mentor [2].
>> - record your project ideas. Just create issues in JIRA, label them with gsoc2013,
and they will
>> show up at [3]. Please be as specific as possible when describing your idea. Include
the programming
>> language, the tools and skills required, but try not to scare potential students
away. They are
>> supposed to learn what's required before the program starts. Use labels, e.g. for
the programming
>> language (java, c, c++, erlang, python, brainfuck, ...) or technology area (cloud,
xml, web, foo,
>> bar, ...) and record them at [5]. Please use the COMDEV JIRA project for recording
your ideas if
>> your project doesn't use JIRA (e.g. httpd, ooo). Contact
if you need
>> assistance.
>> - subscribe to (restricted to potential mentors, meant to
be used as a
>> private list - general discussions on the public list as
much as possible
>> please). Use a recognized address when subscribing ( or one of your alias
addresses on
>> record).
>> Note that the ASF isn't accepted yet, nevertheless you *really* should start recording
your ideas now.
>> Over the years we were able to complete hundreds of projects successfully. Some of
our prior
>> students are active contributors now! Let's make this a success again this year!
>> Uli
>> P.S.: Except for the private parts (label spreadsheet mostly), this email is free
to be shared
>> publicly if you want to.
>> [1]
>> [2]
>> [3]
>> [4]
>> [5]

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