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Re: GSoC | Improve the ‘ftinspect’ demo program

From: Werner LEMBERG
Subject: Re: GSoC | Improve the ‘ftinspect’ demo program
Date: Wed, 11 Mar 2020 15:27:56 +0100 (CET)

Hallo Zubin,

> I'm a Google Summer of Code 2020 aspirant and I am interested in
> this project.


> I do have a little experience in C, C++ and Qt framework.


> I just cloned the freetype-2 demos and wen't through the last years
> commits.  are there any commits that I should work on?  how should I
> start contributing to this project?

Have a look at the branch `veeki-gsoc-experimental`, which contains
the stuff Veeki has added last year; there are also some progress
reports on the `freetype-devel` mailing lists.

There are many problems with Veeki's contribution, which you can
certainly detect by yourself.  In particular, most of the stuff that
is shown in plain windows full of typewriter text should be presented
with menus, checkboxes, tabs, etc. to simplify navigation, and to get
a more compact view.

You should also play around with the FreeType demo programs (in
particular `ftview`, `ftstring`, `ftmulti`, and `ftgrid`) to get a
feeling of what FreeType does and how it works.

However, it's completely OK if you ignore the veeki branch, starting
again without any distractions from last year...

If you want to contribute just send patches :-) If you want to write a
proposal, please read Google's guidelines for that and ask questions
on this list.


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