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From Michael Glavassevich <mrgla...@ca.ibm.com>
Subject Re: GSoC 2013
Date Tue, 30 Apr 2013 21:09:51 GMT
Hi Samuel,

Samuel Medeiros <ccc.samuel@gmail.com> wrote on 04/30/2013 04:39:13 PM:

> Hi Devs,
> 
> Due to the fact of haven't any reply from the other committers and I
> am motivated to work for Xalan, I become interested for the ticket 
> Complete support for StAXSource / StAXResult.
> As this ticket reporter, I think Michael Glavassevich will be the 
> mentor for this project, can you confirm this?

Yes, I would volunteer to mentor this project.

> --
> 
> Why am I the correct student for this project ?
> I am very motivated. Furthermore, I am a Java programmer since 2010 
> and I have a good experience with it. I am prepared to work in this 
> project and I am preparing a formal proposal to submit to the program.
> 
> --
> 
> For the proposal, the following technical parts were identified so far:
> Implement StAXSource / StAXResult classes according to the 
specifications;
> Implement a good suite of tests for them;
> Integrate the developed code to the Xalan-J project.
> 
> The proposal will be organized as described at the ASF GSoC 2013 page:
> List of deliverables and quantifiable results;
> A detailed description / design document;
> An approach;
> A schedule;
> My background.
> 
> If you have more details about this project, please let me know.

That's a good summary from a high level.

If you're looking for pointers into the code for where 
StAXSource/StAXResult would apply, here are the main entry points:

[1] 
http://svn.apache.org/viewvc/xalan/java/trunk/src/org/apache/xalan/processor/TransformerFactoryImpl.java

[2] 
http://svn.apache.org/viewvc/xalan/java/trunk/src/org/apache/xalan/transformer/TransformerImpl.java

[3] 
http://svn.apache.org/viewvc/xalan/java/trunk/src/org/apache/xalan/xsltc/trax/TransformerFactoryImpl.java

[4] 
http://svn.apache.org/viewvc/xalan/java/trunk/src/org/apache/xalan/xsltc/trax/TransformerImpl.java

specifically the newTransformer() and transform() methods.

> I am looking forward to hearing from you.

Looking forward to seeing your project proposal.

> Sincerely,
> Samue Queiroz
> 
> 

> 2013/4/26 Samuel Medeiros <ccc.samuel@gmail.com>
> Hi Michael,
> 
> Thank you for these information.
> Having derivatives of Xalan-J are included in both the Oracle and 
> IBM JDKs represents a great motivation for me.
> 
> I am looking forward to hearing from the other comitters.
> 
> Sincerely,
> Samuel Queiroz
> 
> 2013/4/25 Michael Glavassevich <mrglavas@ca.ibm.com>
> Hi Samuel,
> 
> (Speaking just about the Java version of Xalan)
> 
> Derivatives of Xalan-J are included in both the Oracle and IBM JDKs. I
> would expect that the majority of users would be getting their JAXP/XSLT
> support in this way. I couldn't guess how many use the Apache releases 
of
> Xalan-J directly, but have to imagine it's gone down over the years with
> the availability of JAXP/XSLT support in Java SE and processors such as
> Saxon which have supported XSLT 2.0 / XPath 2.0 for a long time.
> 
> I know there's been some interest by users for XSLT 2.0 / XPath 2.0
> support. They occasionally ask about it on the mailing list. Personally 
I
> haven't kept up with the standards, so from a technical perspective I
> wouldn't be able to provide much guidance for XPath 2.0 / XSLT 2.0. The
> other committers may have more knowledge.
> 
> Thanks.
> 
> Michael Glavassevich
> XML Technologies and WAS Development
> IBM Toronto Lab
> E-mail: mrglavas@ca.ibm.com
> E-mail: mrglavas@apache.org
> 
> Samuel Medeiros <ccc.samuel@gmail.com> wrote on 04/25/2013 04:41:07 AM:
> 
> > Hi Xalan Devs,
> >
> > My name is Samuel Queiroz and I participated of GSoC 2012 by coding
> > for Xalan-C.
> > My mentor was Steven J. Hathaway and we implemented the base
> > functions for XML DateTime.
> >
> > In the context of GSoC 2013, I would like to work again with the
> > Xalan team in order to push this project to have XSLT/XPath 2 support.
> >
> > I would like to discuss some points with you:
> > 1. In order to become more motivated, does Xalan have a big users
> > community? Can you estimate how many projects use it?
> > 2. Which Xalan version is better positioned -- in terms of both code
> > quality/completion and number of affected users -- to incorporate
> > these recommendations?
> > 3. In order to get help defining a project that makes sense within
> > the scope of GSoC, what could be a great starting point in order to
> > push the project to support these recommendations?
> > 4. Who could be the mentor?
> > I am looking forward to hearing from you.
> >
> > Sincerely,
> > Samuel Queiroz
> 

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Michael Glavassevich
XML Technologies and WAS Development
IBM Toronto Lab
E-mail: mrglavas@ca.ibm.com
E-mail: mrglavas@apache.org


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