On 1/28/2013 7:02 AM, ABHINAV MISRA wrote:
> I am Abhinav Misra, an undergraduate.
> I was going through the project ideas of GSoC 2012 so as to find any
> project of which I am capable of.
> There i came up with the project named: "Converting OpenNMS from
> Castor to Jaxb for XML configuration file handling". I want to take
> this project as my GSoC 2013 project.
> Till now GSoC 2013 is not announced but even if it is not happening I
> would like to take it as a project for my summers this year .
> I am not sure whether the project is completed till yet or not ?
> I know Java and C and I am currently learning python. I use eclipse
> and also netbeans as my IDE. i am well versed with git.
> This project requires XML of which i have very little idea but i have
> already started working on it .
> Please guide me as to how can i approach this project and what should
> i do to successfully complete this project
I just took a look at
http://www.opennms.org/wiki/Google_Summer_of_Code_2012 which had the
projects from last year. In looking at the page, it is difficult to
determine what the status of the projects are.
The first two suggestions I have, taken from an email Matt Raykowski
sent to the opennms-gsoc mailing list last year, are:
1. Fill out the contributor agreement, (
2. Setup your own publicly available git repository
The third is to look at the wiki page
provides an overview of what needs to happen.
And lastly, take a look at the git history surrounding some of the xsds
already converted from castor to jaxb. (ex:
should also give you an idea of the people who have already done some
castor to jaxb conversions who could help.
There still are over 75 files in the source tree if you search for
'*castor*xsd', so I don't think the bug/project has been resolved just yet.
I'm not a project developer, but I look forward to seeing what more can
be done to improve OpenNMS! Good luck!