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Subject: Re: [RaaA] Final status report

Re: [RaaA] Final status report

From: Jack Halpin <jack.halpin_at_gmail.com>
Date: Mon, 16 Aug 2010 07:04:39 -0700

On Mon, Aug 16, 2010 at 6:56 AM, Thomas Martitz <
thomas.martitz_at_student.htw-berlin.de> wrote:

> Hello everyone,
>
> this is my last status report, the GSoC deadline is arriving soon. Since
> the last report I've fixed a few minor issues, but also created 2 wiki pages
> ([0] and [1]) which hopefully helped to understand what I achieved and how
> to work with it in the future. If there's any questions left, feel free to
> ask.
>
>
> So GSoC is almost over now. Time for me to get a bit sentimental. I've
> started off with some giant commits (c library cleanup, #ifdef SIMULATOR
> cleanup, etc) which in retrospective were really helpful in later on. Then I
> created an SDL application, which I feel went somewhat unnoticed to most
> people. And finally I managed to get an Android port going that, if you use
> it, indeed feels like Rockbox and is fun to use.
>
> To summarize: In my view, my GSoC project was an overall success. I'm
> optimistic we are now able to get Rockbox lift-off for completely new range
> of targets. Various platforms where we can run on as an application. That
> means we'll be looking at many new users, contributers and hopefully
> developers too. But we'll probably also see some new challenges which will
> be fun to tackle. After all, Rockbox is about fun.
>
> Speaking of fun. GSoC was really great fun and exciting for me. Not only,
> but in particular when it came to the Android port. I also enjoyed that my
> fellow GSoC students also made great progress in their projects. In the end
> I'm looking back to more than 3 joyful months.
> I'd like to thank all people involved, especially my mentor Frank Gevaerts.
> You guys always gave me the feeling that you believe in me and my work and
> that I can manage it. That positive feedback gave me indeed an extra
> motivation and I generally felt better.
>
> Now let's make some steps forward and get the Android port out to the
> masses :)
>
> Best regards.
>
> [0] http://www.rockbox.org/wiki/AndroidPort
> [1] http://www.rockbox.org/wiki/Main/PortingApplication
>

So Frank, does he pass?

kugel, not that my opinion counts for anything but that's a heckuva good job
you did there! Congratulations once again!

FlynDice
Received on 2010-08-16


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