[jdev] GSoC 2008

Peter Saint-Andre stpeter at stpeter.im
Tue Mar 18 07:50:14 CDT 2008

Fabio Forno wrote:
> On Tue, Mar 18, 2008 at 4:36 AM, Peter Saint-Andre <stpeter at stpeter.im> wrote:
>>  The XSF has been accepted! :)
> Great ;)
>>  > Just for asking if you think it makes sense or not: on the standards
>>  > ml we're discussing several mobile optimizations, and there is always
>>  > the doubt of the real figures behind the solution. What about if we
>>  > opened the source of the xmpp library upon which our client is based
>>  > on and, together with a connection manager (we have also that, already
>>  > opensource) we use a SoC project just for experimenting the solutions?
>>  > My only doubt is that perhaps it's too early for starting coding and
>>  > it's difficult to devise a project with controllable deliverables, the
>>  > only self contained project I've in mind could be a first
>>  > implementation of EXI
>>  That doesn't sound easy. :)
> In fact I was just brainstorming. A full EXI implementation on mobile
> / connection manager would be a kill (in terms of work to do), however
> if done just at the server side it could be feasible. EXI itself is
> not so huge, it's just about looking up tokens in dictionaries and
> doing some reordering, compression is done by standard zlib after all
> the serialization. The main problem in xml streams is dynamic schema
> synchronization, but in the the project we could set as minimum goal a
> parser/serializer with fixed schemas and ASN.1 like encoding of
> unknown namespaces as EXI already prescribes.
> I think that such a library (in Java or C), with no client/server
> integration,  could be in the scope of SoC and it would be very useful
> for both client and server developers in order to start experimenting
> stream optimizations.

So this would merely be a library and would not be integrated into an
existing client or server?


Peter Saint-Andre

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