This area is provided to coordinate developer projects.
Primarily, projects that are proposed but are not yet
in development will be listed here for those who are
looking for a project to work on. If there is enough
interest, we can create a mailing list for the discussion
of projects. There will also be a "suggested projects"
category in BugRat for people to register their wishes
I have tried to break this down into small and
simple projects (Weekend Warrior), medium size projects
(Wrists Are Sore), and large punishing projects
(In Search Of A Life).
BinHex IO Streams
BinHex is a Macintosh conversion facility that converts
binary files into ascii text for transmission over non-binary
media, such as email. It is a simple conversion, and I have
C code for you to port. Come on, we like the Mac!
It would be nice to have something along the lines of
DESInputStream, and DESOutputStream. Ditto any unimplemented
Wrists Are Sore
Self Extracting Class
There have long been self-extracting archives.
They are programs that simply extract the contents of
their builtin archive when you run them. They is very
useful for sending compound data.
The idea with a self-extracting Class would be that I
could type in "java className" and I would get the contents
extracted automatically to any location I chose. Thus, I need
nothing more than the ability to run Java. Once JVM's (or JOS's)
provide the ability to run a class by double clicking on it,
this would be very cool.
Tree Cross Referencing Tool
I believe that one could leverage the org.gjt.starlight
classes to write a cross referencing tool that would show
the xref for the entire tree as a series of web pages.
This would be a very general tool that could be used by
many folks other than the GJT project.
In Search Of A Life
Free Install Anywhere
Lets face it, Java is a pain in the rear when it comes to
installing new programs, especially for novice users. Thus,
Install Anywhere will be a boon to Java.
Alas, it costs money, and you have to pay a license for
each developer who uses it. Therefore, it
would be nice to roll our own. This is not a hard problem,
but takes a lots of time due to the inherent "native"-ness
of the programming.
Rewrite CVSWeb as a Java Servlet
I really like CVSWeb. It works well, and I was able to make
it fit the site's scheme with a couple day's of work. However,
it could definitely be done better, and possibly using the
Anyway, I think it could be made more powerful, more useful,
such as listing tags and branches more clearly, and made a
servlet which would be very cool.
Make ISO FS
General purpose ISO File System Classes would be very useful,
especially if used to create a "mkisofs" equivalent. The
source in C is available (mkisofs), so you would have some
code and a nice crib. Then, we could generate the GJT CD
images using Java code!