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Subject: Re: Summer of Code 2009

Re: Summer of Code 2009

From: Dave Chapman <>
Date: Tue, 20 Jan 2009 09:30:43 +0000

Thomas Martitz wrote:
> Daniel Stenberg schrieb:
>> I am personally of the opinion that we need to have at least a few
>> really good ideas present to even bother to apply as an organization.
> Well, two ideas come almost immediately into my mind. Rockbox as an
> Application and Multifont. I have a few ideas regarding both, but
> probably not enough to volunteer as a student (yet).

I wouldn't think that multifont is a summer's worth of coding.

In general, I think we should try and propose projects that have a low
barrier for entry - Rockbox as App is definitely a worthwhile project
(so I agree it should be on the list), but requires a lot of knowledge
of the existing Rockbox codebase to do well, so I would be surprised if
someone volunteers for that.

Now that Rockbox is starting to work on a new generation of targets with
faster CPUs, alternative video codecs seem plausible - so working on the
video playing aspects of Rockbox would be a nice improvement, and
potentially a lot more than a summer of coding.


Received on 2009-01-20

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