Projects for the Google Summer of Code
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This page should list ideas of projects to be implemented in the Google Summer of Code, provided that we get funding. Tasks can be related to Free Pascal, Lazarus and the libraries deployed with them.
Tasks for the FCL
FPVectorial - Implement a CorelDraw importer
A importer capable of reading the CorelDraw format would be highly desirable for many users of the FPVectorial Vectorial Graphics reading/writing and manipulating library. A initial implementation is already available in our subversion, but it hasn't even got past decompressing the file contents. A large database of CDR files can be found in the the web, which can be used as a test suite to test the reading of the files. There is no documentation about the CDR file format, but there are some free software projects written in other languages which can read it. They are, however, unsuitable for being used in Free Pascal application because external dependencies are highly undesirable, so we wish for a 100% Object Pascal solution. The applicant should read and understand how another project reads the CorelDraw files and then implement our own reader module in FPVectorial. The target version would initially be CorelDraw X13, but if the task proves easier then expected it might be expanded for other versions as well.
More information here: fpvectorial
Mentor: Felipe Monteiro de Carvalho