Results of JPEG2000 Activity in the Google Summer of Code 2007

Earlier this year I posted a summary of planned JPEG2000 activity in the Google Summer of Code. As you may recall, there were two project: one mentored by the Mozilla Foundation and another by FFmpeg. This post is a summary of the results of the efforts of the GSoC students.

JPEG2000 in Firefox


Ben Karel, a Computer Science undergraduate student at the University of Delaware, and I have been having a running e-mail conversation about his efforts to bring JPEG2000 to the Firefox browser. He has given me permission to summarize our conversation here.

JPEG2000 Activity in the Google Summer of Code

OhioLINK is not participating in the Google Summer of Code this year (too many other things going on for our staff to be effective mentors), which is why it is refreshing to see work on the wider adoption of JPEG2000 — one of our core goals — continue on other fronts. Among this year’s 900 projects accepted by mentors are two that involve J2K. All of this is welcome news, coming in the same month that Adobe is questioning the need for JPEG2000 support in Photoshop. My public gratitude goes out to Google for their third year of offering financial and logistical support to their Summer of Code program.

GSoC: JPEG2000 JPIP Server and Viewer Applet

OhioLINK was excited and privileged to participate in the second annual Google Summer of Code — a program to inspire young developers and provide students in Computer Science and related fields the opportunity to do work related to their academic pursuits during the summer, and to support existing open source projects and organizations. This is the first of three posts summarizing the efforts of three students; this one details the work of Juan Pablo Garcia Ortiz, a Ph.D. candidate at the University of Almeria in Spain, to build a JPEG2000 JPIP Streaming Server and Client Browser Viewer Applet. This is an edited version of his final report.

OhioLINK Mentors Three Students in the Google Summer of Code

OhioLINK is pleased to mentor three students working on projects for Ohio’s higher education and libraries around the world during the Google Summer of Code 2006. The three projects are:

JPIP Browser Applet and Streaming Server

Thanks to Summer of Code applicants

Although we were a little concerned right about this time last week, you came through with a wonderful suite of applications with OhioLINK as the mentoring organization for the Google Summer of Code. In the end, we are blown away not only by the increase in quantity over last year, but also the quality as well. We received seven for the video snapshot idea, five for the grid-based bulk video conversion tool, one each for the JPIP-based disseminator and applet client, plus a half-dozen proposals for things we didn’t have on our list.

OhioLINK seeking additional applicants for the Summer of Code

OhioLINK has received fewer applications for the Google Summer of Code than last year and have a number of areas not yet covered by proposals. Our project ideas page has suggestions related to applications we currently have under development, most dealing with applying JPEG 2000 to still image and moving image files. We have also listed library-related projects for the Sakai collaboration and learning environment.

Google is sponsors the Summer of Code to “keep student’s programming skills sharp” over the summer by pairing students with mentoring organizations to create open source applications. OhioLINK is participating as a mentoring organization and welcomes applications for projects in the area of library services and information management.

OhioLINK’s Google Summer of Code ideas

Student applications for the Google Summer of Code program are being accepted starting on May 1st. In preparation for that date, OhioLINK has finished up its list of ideas and other supporting documentation. We welcome student applications seeking to further the development of information technology in academic libraries in Ohio and around the world. Questions about the program? Take a look at Google’s participant FAQ. Questions about the suggested projects or about OhioLINK? Contact Peter Murray.

OhioLINK-generated Ideas

This is the list of project ideas so far. Please take a look at the project ideas page on the DRC-Dev wiki for updates.

OhioLINK Joins the Google Summer of Code

[Google(tm) Open Source Program]Google is sponsoring the Summer of Code, a program designed to introduce students to the world of Open Source Software Development. OhioLINK is pleased to participate again as a mentoring organization, furthering the development of information technology in academic libraries in Ohio and around the world. We have a page on our development site describing OhioLINK’s participation and projects; take a look, augment or add your own (feel free to read the project documentation through the ‘Wiki’ link above and suggest other ideas), and apply to participate. Questions about the program? Take a look at Google’s participant FAQ. Questions about the suggested projects or about OhioLINK? Contact Peter Murray.