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From Pedro Giffuni <...@apache.org>
Subject Re: GSoC 2012 is coming
Date Fri, 16 Mar 2012 22:07:48 GMT
Hello;

--- Ven 16/3/12, Rob Weir <robweir@apache.org> ha scritto:

> 
> It looks like Apache was accepted in GSoC 2012.:
> 
> http://www.google-melange.com/gsoc/org/google/gsoc2012/apache
> 
> Is anyone entering any proposals?  It looks like Pedro
> had some good ideas here.

I did offer some ideas but I am pretty new to this
code base (really!) so I would prefer someone else
in the role of mentor. If there is an option to
co-mentor I'd be glad to help but someone else
should lead.

Pedro.

> 
> > Clang port.
> >
> > This is desirable to help keep the code very portable
> and
> > clean and is also a good opportunity for someone
> wanting
> > to polish his/her C++ skills, but beyond this it is
> > critical to maintain the MacOS X port working with the
> > latest tools. Ideally we should commit the gnumake4
> CWS
> > before this since it solves a issue defining the C
> > compiler.
> >
> > Adding support for CardDav addressbooks.
> >
> > Shipping Seamonkey is rather inconvenient for us in
> AOO,
> > it's also a huge package to carry and build only
> > to support external addressbooks. Supporting WebDav,
> > perhaps with the help of the Mulberry vCard Library,
> > would enable us to support standard addressbooks.
> > Familiarity with Webdav is required for this project.
> > More information is here:
> > https://cwiki.apache.org/confluence/display/OOOUSERS/IP_Clearance_Address+Book
> >
> > Report builder as an external extension.
> >
> > This may also be applicable for the wordperfect filter
> > or the mysql connector: we cannot ship this
> functionality
> > with Apache OO due to licensing issues but making them
> > available through external extensions in Apache Extras
> > would be just fine. Some familiarity with the UNO API
> > is a prerequisite.
> >
> > PDF import extension
> >
> > We need to replace xpdf with Apache PDFBox or
> something
> > similar and add support OCR support with something
> like
> > Tesseract: http://code.google.com/p/tesseract-ocr/
> >
> > I think that's enough ... for now ;).
> >
> > cheers,
> >
> > Pedro.
> 

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