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From alartin <alar...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: Google Summer of Code 2007 - jackrabbit-jcr-demo
Date Tue, 20 Mar 2007 08:27:09 GMT

I'd like to keep an eye on it. OpenKM is based on jackrabbit, maybe a good
start to get to know
how to use jackrabbit as your underlying layer of problem domain.

Jukka Zitting wrote:
> 
> Hi,
> 
> On 3/20/07, Nandana Mihindukulasooriya <nandana.cse@gmail.com> wrote:
>>        First of thank you very much for you advice. First I thought of a
>> blogging application because I'm familiar with blogging web applications
>> as
>> I'm already doing a blogging application even though I don't use
>> Jackrabbit
>> for it. So I have some knowledge about the domain.
>>
>>        But after your advice, yes, I may be able to show some of the JCR
>> features better on a Wiki than a blog. I think features like versioning
>> and
>> text search will be more visible in a wiki than a blog. So it would be a
>> better idea to implement a demo wiki application.
>>
>>        But wouldn't it make the application complex to use as a reference
>> to
>> new comers ? Keeping my goal as to keep this application as a reference
>> to
>> new comers would I be able to build a full featured Wiki ?
> 
> Exactly. I'm inclined to prefer a simple blog application than a wiki,
> as blogs are nowadays more familiar to many people and the purpose of
> this GSoC project is to create an example application rather than to
> seriously compete with existing fully featured content applications
> out there.
> 
> However, I don't want to limit the selection of the application too
> much. Whatever you feel most familiar with is good. :-)
> 
>>         About the time line, this is the time line Google has specified.
>> March 24: Student application deadline
>>         Interim Period: Mentoring organizations review and rank student
>> proposals
>> April  9: List of accepted student applications published on
>> code.google.com
>>         Interim Period: Students learn more about their project
>> communities
>> May   28: Students begin coding for their GSoC projects
>>
>>        But I'm planning to start on this project as soon as possible.
>> Even
>> these days I'm going through the JSR 170 specification and other
>> Jackrabbit
>> related resources. I think I would be able to get help from the community
>> in
>> the future too as these advices.
> 
> Great news! Note that we have a few other students applying for the
> project as well, and that your application will also compete against
> all the other ASF projects as we only have a limited number of GSoC
> slots to fill. In any case I really appreciate your active interest
> and would like to encourage other students to follow the example of
> engaging the Jackrabbit community already in this early phase!
> 
>>         About the source code,
>>       We should upload the source code to code.google.com/hosting as a
>> requirement of the Summer of code program. In addition to that, I think
>> my
>> mentor will be able to publish the source code in the Jackrabbit site.
> 
> Correct. Last year we attached patches to a Jira issue created for the
> GSoC project, but that solution was a bit cumbersome to use. I'm
> checking if we could arrange some limited svn access (a contrib
> subproject) or some other mechanism to avoid the extra overhead.
> 
>>       Thank you once again and your feedback will really help me to
>> improve.
> 
> Thanks from me as well! I'd like to encourage everyone to support
> Nandana and other GSoC applicants with whatever questions they may
> have.
> 
> BR,
> 
> Jukka Zitting
> 
> 

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