From: David Bruce <davidstuartbruce@gm...> - 2011-03-04 15:27:50
Organization applications for GSoC are due in one week. If we are
going to participate this year, we need to figure out who can serve as
mentor. As far as I'm concerned, the following people could be
1. Any previous GSoC student or mentor
2. Any other developer for Tux Paint, Tux Math, or Tux Typing who has
contributed code on at least several occasions.
Regarding the GCI students, at least two of you seem to be advanced
enough coders, but it would be rather awkward to have a secondary
school student serving as a mentor for a university student (although
I believe the rules do allow it).
No one else has expressed any interest in being the GSoC admin. I
guess I can do it again, as long as others step forward to be mentors.
Regarding project ideas, I think we should stick with things that
either fix existing open issues, or add very self-contained
significant features (e.g. a new math or typing mini-game). I don't
want to have GSoC projects result in unfinished business at the end of
Replies are welcome with:
1. Offers to serve as mentor
2. Ideas for GSoC projects.
From: Pere Pujal i Carabantes <perepujal@gm...> - 2011-03-07 08:18:38
El dv 04 de 03 de 2011 a les 09:27 -0600, en/na David Bruce va escriure:
> Regarding project ideas, I think we should stick with things that
> either fix existing open issues, or add very self-contained
> significant features (e.g. a new math or typing mini-game). I don't
> want to have GSoC projects result in unfinished business at the end of
> the summer.
> Replies are welcome with:
> 1. Offers to serve as mentor
Sorry, I don't think I will have the time this year.
> 2. Ideas for GSoC projects.
Thinks to be done in the tuxpaint side:
a) Put out a stable release
b) Change magic tools in order to have "common" painting tools like Fill
or Smudge more proeminent.
c) A new tool to dynamically configure tuxpaint, see
I think only c) will fit in the GSOC (self contained).
As we need to stabilize things for a release, b) should wait until then.
An idea for tuxmath, a memory card game with matchings like 2+2 <-> 7-3
and so on.