On 26.01.2011 06:51, Martin Nordholts wrote: > On 01/25/2011 05:52 AM, Alexandre Prokoudine wrote: >> Google has just announced GSoC2011. > > Schumaml: Will you be our GSoC master this year too? If so, that would > be great.
Thanks for having confidence in me again :) In order to participate successfully, we'll have to care about the following key aspects: 1. Mentors 2. Projects 3. Students 1. Mentors ---------- Mentors are supposed to help the students with their project, by defining an evaluating goals, any problems they may have, and are responsible for rating the projects at least twice (midterm and end). Usually, the mentors know fairly well what types of projects they'd like to mentor. It would be nice if potential mentors would introduce themselves on the gimp-developer list, and provide some information about the projects they'd like to mentor most - either very specific ideas or generic ("beginner-level python plug-in"), what they'll expect from their students, what they'd like to have for qualifications tasks, ... 2. Projects ----------- We'll need some viable and manageable projects for the students. Viable means that if the project is successful, it will be integrated into GIMP as soon as possible* (in the master branch, at least). This means that anything - GUI in particular - has to be approved by guiguru and the inner circle of active developers. Projects suggested by students without prior consulting may be very hard to fit into these requirements. The goal of the projects should always be new contributors, not just the code produced during GSoC. 3. Students ----------- Due to the recent news items about the lack of developers, there is the chance that we may be a bit overwhelmed by student applications. We should have a very precise idea about the number of projects we can handle, and not sacrifice quality of mentoring for quantity (like one mentor mentoring two students besides a full-time job). --------------------------- Please comment on this - there may be much more important aspects I've forgotten to mention. GSoC time line: http://www.google-melange.com/document/show/gsoc_program/google/gsoc2011/faqs#timeline Regards, Michael -- GIMP > http://www.gimp.org | IRC: irc://irc.gimp.org/gimp Plug-ins > http://registry.gimp.org | .de: http://gimpforum.de _______________________________________________ Gimp-developer mailing list Gimp-developer@lists.XCF.Berkeley.EDU https://lists.XCF.Berkeley.EDU/mailman/listinfo/gimp-developer