[SDL] Looking for GSOC mentors
aschiffler at ferzkopp.net
Fri Mar 22 07:50:12 PDT 2013
This year's project ideas all center around
testing/bugfixing/solidifying rather than adding fancy new features. The
goal is to not introduce more issues into a "release branch" by adding
experimental features, but make SDL 2.0 the cool functional release.
As Sam put it a few days ago:
We'd like enterprising young developers to fix the code previous GSoC
students have left behind! Sign up now for fame and glory!
There are also a few more ideas around the new test framework as well as
potentially some CMake work.
We are still working on the final text/list.
On 3/22/2013 2:10 AM, Vittorio Giovara wrote:
> On Tue, Mar 19, 2013 at 7:23 AM, Andreas Schiffler
> <aschiffler at ferzkopp.net <mailto:aschiffler at ferzkopp.net>> wrote:
> Hi SDLers,
> this year I'll be preparing the Google Summer of Code 2013
> application for SDL.
> To help with this effort, I am looking for a few additional
> mentors. Mentors would be expected to tentatively commit to GSOC
> 2013 by the end of this week and should also supply a project idea
> which will be posted and submitted with the application. If SDL
> gets accepted (April 8th), mentors would need to commit to
> participate in student selection (April-May) as well as mentoring
> (June-September) and final evaluations. Mentors don't get paid
> (students do), but can apply to attend the mentor summit in
> Mountain View (October) which paid for by Google and a lot of fun.
> Mentors should have experience with coding and SDL, have fixed a
> bug or submitted a patch (preferably accepted), be sociable within
> the FOSS community and able to help students succeed. Prospective
> mentors, keep in mind that with the SDL 2.0 release pending, the
> theme of project ideas this year should be less about fancy new
> features but more around quality, usability and stabilization
> within the SDL 2.0 codebase (i.e. a visual testing, Cmake builds,
> game examples, etc.). Also note that you'd be expected to be able
> to take a lead mentoring role should your proposed idea find a
> matching student.
> Below are a few references about GSOC and mentoring. If anyone on
> this list is interested, please drop me a direct email.
> It's great that SDL is participating in GSoC again! SDL vouched for
> Hedgewars the first time it applied and I am always grateful for that.
> After a two year experience, I must say is a great opportunity for
> mentors and students together and the summit is a lot of fun indeed!
> If you've got some experience with SDL and you are not mentoring
> another project, please lend a hand!
> Andreas, do you have a list of possible project ideas already or are
> you looking for a few inputs as well?
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