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Subject: [RaaA] Final status report

[RaaA] Final status report

From: Thomas Martitz <>
Date: Mon, 16 Aug 2010 15:56:13 +0200

  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.

Received on 2010-08-16

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