Google Summer of Code 2012?
jralls at ceridwen.us
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:
>> http://groups.google.com/group/google-summer-of-code-announce 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  .
> Best Regards,
>  http://code.google.com/p/google-summer-of-code/wiki/AdviceforMentors
>  http://en.flossmanuals.net/GSoCMentoring/what-makes-a-good-mentor/
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.
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