On Fri, 28 Apr 2006 17:59:25 -0400, Evan Schoenberg wrote
> Just curious -- the Gaim Summer of Code page  is from last year's
> summer of code. Gaim is a mentoring organization (of course!) but
> there aren't any new suggestions for student proposals for this
> year. Do we want to put one up, or is the plan just to see what
> potential students come up with independently?
>  http://gaim.sourceforge.net/summerofcode/
Yes we definitely need to put one up for this year. I've been really busy the
past two weeks, and I was kind of hoping Sean would do it. The list of
possible projects I've seen so far are pasted below (I'm good at making lists!).
1) do a survey of the various official clients, and determine what
they are capable of in the way of controling who can see you,
interfaces for handling the above, so on.
2) design a backend and UI capable of handling the diversity of the
protocols. This would require some abstraction.
3) implement said design
4) document the mappings from the protocol terminology to the
terminology used in said design. This should be in html/php form
that can be added to the webpage.
SSL certificate management
Port Bonjour over to avahi rather than using the HOWL compat headers
Self-verifying test suite
Write NSIS translation file support for intltool and convert our NSIS
stuff to use that. In this way, our Windows installer translations could
be managed as part of the .po files. This would make things easier to
work with and would almost surely increase the number/quality of
translations for our installer.
The output of this project would need to be merged into intltool to be
useful, so perhaps it's a better project for the intltool people.
This would be useful to at least Gaim and GIMP, and also to other OSS
apps that want to us NSIS on Windows.