Google Summer of Code 2012?

John Ralls jralls at
Fri Jan 27 00:54:41 EST 2012

On Jan 26, 2012, at 12:25 PM, Christian Stimming wrote:

> Am Donnerstag, 26. Januar 2012, 05:51:06 schrieb AshokR:
>> Google Summer
>> of Code 2012 should be announced soon . Are we planning to apply? Project
>> ideas? I can help with the application.
> I'm interested. I'm not yet completely sure about my time budget this summer, 
> but I think it's just a very great opportunity to work with motivated students 
> and get something interesting going.
> I'm probably available as a mentor. I wouldn't like to be the main project 
> administrator again - somebody else? Also, who might be interested in 
> mentoring some work here?
> More information about  the project and what the expectations are can be found 
> here [1] [2].
> Best Regards,
> Christian
> [1]
> [2]

I've got a fair amount of travel this summer, but I should have a good connection through most of it, so I can mentor again. I don't think I'll have time to admin as well, unfortunately.

There's plenty of testing and refactoring work available for students.

For the GUI-inclined, we desperately need a rewrite of the register so that we can get rid of the libgnome(canvas) dependency. There are two possible approaches: GtkTreeView is a bit riskier because it doesn't quite match how register works. One attempt was apparently made for GSOC a couple of years ago. The safer approach would be to just rewrite what we have with cairo calls replacing the canvas stuff. It's a bit lower-level, but I've seen other Cairo code and it doesn't look too awful.

John Ralls

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