On Fri, Nov 1, 2013 at 6:24 AM, Christopher Sean Morrison
> Congratulations all, and thanks
"Never repeat yourself"
From: Christopher Sean Morrison <brlcad@ma...> - 2012-11-05 20:51:21
In case anyone hadn't notice, a release didn't get posted last weekend but not for lack of trying. Rt was hanging creating a window for one of the framebuffer interfaces. I fixed it and am continuing regression testing.
In other news, we've applied to participate in Google Code-In (GCI)! The program is distinct in that tasks are expected to take less than 2 hours (!) and are being worked on by high school students...
This means tasks need to be really simple. We brainstormed a few on IRC but you're welcome to contribute more if you have something in mind. I'm setting up a new page based on our Quickies page (which had tasks ranging in complexity from 1-3 days) here: http://brlcad.org/wiki/Deuces
So how can you help?
1) If you're interested in being a mentor, send me a quick note saying so. GCI tasks must be reviewed within 36 hours of submission so we'll be scheduling mentors in a round-robin fashion (like an ER or "office hours").
It's a great way to get a lot of grunt cleanup work taken care of so please step up to help mentor. The more that sign up, the less burden there will be on everyone else. Plus, I think you get a nice t-shirt. :)
If you're reading this, you can be a GCI mentor. Your experience with BRL-CAD alone is more than adequate.
2) The VM image needs to be updated. It was a resounding success for GSoC (thanks Tom!), so it'd be great to have it updated with latest sources and perhaps even simpler instructions given the target audience:
3) Help fill out the Deuces page! I'm working on adding a template to the top now. As soon as you see that, start adding ideas. We need at least 100. Remember, two hour tasks for a newbie.
From: Christopher Sean Morrison <brlcad@ma...> - 2012-11-05 23:40:57
On Nov 5, 2012, at 3:51 PM, Christopher Sean Morrison wrote:
> 3) Help fill out the Deuces page! I'm working on adding a template to the top now. As soon as you see that, start adding ideas. We need at least 100. Remember, two hour tasks for a newbie.
The template is done and tasks are starting to get hashed out. If it's the difference between not writing one up, you can just e-mail me your topic(s) and I'll add them. You can of course add them yourself too. Here's the format:
== Template example title ==
Brief background information not specific to the task is listed first. Be succinct.
This task involves ... the rest goes here. Remember, less than two hours expected for average or random contributor (with very basic CS background) to do the work after reading this description. The resulting task should be directly measurable without subjective interpretation. Tell them exactly what they need to do. Be specific.
* optionally list any url's that provide relevant background information
* list any files you know they will need to read/edit