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Subject: Re: Google Summer of Code 2011 ideas needed!

Re: Google Summer of Code 2011 ideas needed!

From: Frank Gevaerts <frank_at_gevaerts.be>
Date: Sun, 6 Mar 2011 22:48:45 +0100

On Tue, Mar 01, 2011 at 05:00:04PM +0700, Dave Hooper wrote:
> Multiple-select in file browser, playlist browser, etc. Enables user to move
> a number of files around in one go (particular useful in playlist browser
> imho). Could be done alongside Steve's suggestion perhaps.
> Along same lines, ability to have a prompted "insert here" on context menu
> in file browser, to enable user to select a file and insert or queue into a
> specific place in playlist (and combined with multiple select I think this
> would be very powerful on-the-go playlist functionality).

One more of these longstanding wishlist things :)
I find it hard to guess if this is about the right amount of work for
gsoc. Thoughts?

> Regression test framework: ability to run test suites both on-target and
> on-sim. Test suites would consist of some kind of language specifying api
> calls and expected behaviour/output. Could also have different kinds of test
> suites, not just apis - that's just my first suggestion.

Such a thing would be very welcome I think. I'd say compiling the tests
into the main binary is best, so we don't have to add too many wrappers
or bindings, while at the same time allowing to test absolutely
everything.

The first part of this project would probably be to design and discuss
the thing

Frank

-- 
"Debugging is twice as hard as writing the code in the first place.
Therefore, if you write the code as cleverly as possible, you are,
by definition, not smart enough to debug it." - Brian W. Kernighan
Received on 2011-03-06

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