ZOO-Project GSoC Ideas

Enter ideas for development projects here. 'Note these are just suggestions - students are welcome to propose projects based on their own interests that involve the ZOO-Project.

Any member of the ZOO-Project or developers are welcome to add their names as mentor in any places or their own ideas on this page.

ZOO-Project powered Java through JGrasstools

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The ZOO-Project is a solid WPS server able to handle services implemented in various different programming languages. The Java bindings have never been tested in advanced configurations and complex data types. The JGrasstools project is a modular processing library and its highly annotated nature makes it possible to adapt quite easily to other toolboxes. One example has been the adaptation to the Geotools Process API. The JGrasstools project, as well as other java based projects (as JTS and even GeoTools) would benefit a lot from the possibility to be used within a WPS environment. The proposal is to bring the Java binding to a mature level and validate them by integrating the JGrasstools libraries. This will allow them to work inside the ZOO-Project and serve its modules under the WPS standard.


The following individuals are willing to serve as ZOO-Project mentors or co-mentors.

  • Gérald Fenoy as mentor
  • Andrea Antonello as co-mentor

Moving the ZOO-Kernel JavaScript support from SpiderMonkey to V8

When the ZOO-Project decided to implement the JavaScript in 2009, SpiderMonkey was a well-known technology. Nevertheless, time has changed and now the Google V8 implementation is now becoming more and more popular over the year.

The goal of this GSoC project is to provide an optional V8 support for the ZOO-Kernel. The main goal is to provide a similar implementation to the one already available. So to say, the goal is to provide an implementation which can support the exact same ZOO-Services already existing and implemented using the JavaScript language with the V8 engine in place of the current SpiderMonkey implementation.

For this purpose, the implementation should be able to load the following JavaScripts files: ZOO-API and ZOO-prj4js. The C functions exposed to the JavaScript language should also be available, they are: alert, ZOOTranslate, ZOORequest, ZOOUpdateStatus and importScripts.


The following individuals are willing to serve as ZOO-Project mentors.

  • Gérald Fenoy as mentor


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