[OpenLayers-Users] Google Summer of Code ideas?
tlanglois at archetypecorp.com
Thu Mar 8 21:42:47 EST 2007
We are implementing our applications using JSF
(http://java.sun.com/javaee/javaserverfaces/) for our front-end
components. One of our goals is to create JSF components that
encapsulate OpenLayers, so page designers can just drop them into a page
along with other web components.
On Thu, 2007-03-08 at 18:21 -0500, Chris Holmes wrote:
> Awhile ago I talked to some Dojo people and mentioned OpenLayers and
> they were interested in having it packaged as a Dojo widget. If there's
> someone who'd be willing to do that work and maintain it I can get in
> touch with them again. The maintenance should be pretty minimal I'd
> imagine, and it would probably be some good exposure, and would be a
> start towards app widgets.
> John R. Frank wrote:
> > I'd like to see more application layer components. While there are many
> > JS toolkits for making menus and draggable subwindows and such, there are
> > a few specific things that would be nice to have a *modular* set of
> > *tested* components that were designed to work on top of the OL core
> > library. I'm thinking of things like multiple maps in little windows that
> > drag around, big toolbars with cool features, fancy layer selecters,
> > windows that can float on the map holding different things, tree-based
> > layer selection, symbol pallettes that allow drag-on-to-the-map, etc.
> > Having a few choices for these "app widgets," built with different
> > toolkits, like DoJo, Scriptaculous, Yahoo Widgets, etc, would be nice for
> > several reasons. We could then see which widgets get traction in
> > discussions, patches, sandboxes. This would community collaboratively
> > figure out useful approaches to using the library. Most importantly, we
> > would establish the idea that app-layer widgets should also be shared as
> > OS.
> > An intern could make a big dent in this project. The interns' work would
> > be outside the core library, so they'd be able to operate independently.
> > We're well setup to have interns hacking in sandboxes. I can easily
> > layout four person-months of projects of this type, and with everyone
> > else's help, we could describe two or three times that :)
> > John
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