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Re: Google Summer of Code

From: Sebastian Reitenbach
Subject: Re: Google Summer of Code
Date: Tue, 07 Feb 2012 09:21:57 +0100
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On Monday, February 6, 2012 09:54 CET, Fred Kiefer <address@hidden> wrote: 
> Looks like GSoC 2012 was announced at FOSDEM (Did anybody notice?). Here 
> is the timeline for it 
> If GNUstep is interested we will have to come up with an application 
> until the 9th oh March. We could either do this as a stand alone project 
> (of course together with Etoile!) or under the GNU umbrella project as 
> we did the last two years.
> I really would like to volunteer as a mentor again, I learned a lot from 
> Niels during his project. But we should only invest any effort here if 
> we see suitable students. Last year we were not able to attract such 
> students and so the whole application to GSoC was a waste of time.
> Please ask around, if any students you know are interested.

I don't know anyone specifically, but I think we should give some ideas what 
could be
done, and what would be good to have.

For example, a lot of applications in GAP should be checked if still work with 
latest releases,
or could be enhanced with new features. Maybe a good job for a beginner with 
objective-c skills, and just want to learn, starting from reading others code, 
and enhancing
existing applications, before sometime starting an own application.

Another thing I'd really like to have is some more cross desktop integration, 
for example, 
allowing .desktop files, used in KDE and others,  to work. I'd really like to 
define Firefox or
something similar as my default browser. (until Vespucci is production ready ;)

Or like you said in your presentation, this drag 'n drop between GNUstep and 
applications is also something I really miss much.

Otherwise, students still can come up with their ideas, what they want to work 

Maybe something like this should be sent to the discuss-gnustep@ list, to maybe 
find interested people?

I'm by far no expert, also still learning, but could at least also try help out 
where possible.


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