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From Maruan Sahyoun <sahy...@fileaffairs.de>
Subject Re: PDFBox Project for GSoC 2012
Date Tue, 20 Mar 2012 08:58:31 GMT
Hi,

> Hi,
> 
> Am 18.03.2012 03:16, schrieb Tharaka Nayanajith Wijebandara:
>> Hi,
>> 
>> 
>> Thanks mehdi.
>> 
>> 
>> I have two ideas for a GSoC task, but need all of your help to select
>> suitable one.
>> 
>> 
>>    - One project is HTML to PDF and vise versa converter. This feature can
>>    be found in JIRA also (https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/PDFBOX-6,
>>    https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/PDFBOX-9)
> Good idea, but complicated, as some of the feature you would need aren't yet implemented.

I think PDF to HTML is a very good idea even if it will be very limited because as Andreas
pointed out there are some features missing. Maybe these can be documented and eventually
be implemented.

> 
>>    - Other one is enhancing features of PDF reader and zooming features,
>>    page display features, bookmark navigator, page thumbnail viewer can be
>>    very much useful. Since I have previous experience in awt, swing and
>>    java2d, it will be easy for me.
> I like this idea. It would be a nice feature.

Although I think that the current PDF Reader can be enhanced in many ways there are already
so many Readers out there as well as PDF support within web browsers my personal opinion is
that enhancing PDFBox core capabilities would be more beneficial.

With kind regards

Maruan Sahyoun   

> 
>> There might be several other tasks which are important than this. So all of
>> you are welcome, to reply with good ideas.
> Yes there are a lot things to do, probably someone else might come up with a wish?
> 
>> On Sat, Mar 17, 2012 at 5:01 PM, mehdi houshmand<med1985@gmail.com>  wrote:
>> 
>>> Hi Tharaka,
>>> 
>>> Have you had any more thoughts on a project you'd like to undertake?
>>> Have you applied and been through all the admin needed to be accepted
>>> into GSoC 2012? Let me know if you need any help.
>>> 
>>> Mehdi
>>> 
>>> On 9 March 2012 06:25, Andreas Lehmkuehler<andreas@lehmi.de>  wrote:
>>>> Hi,
>>>> 
>>>> Am 07.03.2012 07:40, schrieb mehdi houshmand:
>>>>> 
>>>>> Hi Andreas,
>>>>> 
>>>>> Sorry, maybe I wasn't clear, I am an ASF committer... Just not to
>>>>> PDFBox.. . I do have domain expertise being a full-time FOP developer
>>>>> and having dealt with PDFs and fonts quite a bit. Should I pop an
>>>>> email to dev-community to see if it's ok? It seems like such a waste
>>>>> to have an interested applicant but no mentor...
>>>> 
>>>> I'm not an GSoC expert but that sounds good to me. You may double check
>>> with
>>>> the dev-community, but IMHO it's not necessary.
>>>> I'm glad that you volunteer to help us, thanks in advance. I'll try to
>>> help
>>>> as much as I can.
>>>> 
> <SNIP>
> 
> BR
> Andreas Lehmkühler


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