On 13/02/12 15:57, Jeroen De Dauw wrote:
> > it doesn't seem important enough, in my opinion, to get a slot in the
> Google Summer of Code
> I tend to agree here. There are things in greater demand that would be
> useful to more people that could be done. However, I think this idea
> should go on the GSoC page regardless. If we get a very capable student
> for it, and have less success for other ideas, then it might very well
> be worth the effort.
The purpose of GSoC is not only to benefit the host project but also to
allow fresh developers to pursue some interesting (for them) projects,
i.e., to learn something. So from this perspective, I would not stop a
good applicant who really wants to do this (or any other sound idea that
they really want to do). I am sure that the initial discussion with the
mentor can always lead to a project plan that maintains a good balance
between being useful and being interesting.