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Subject: Re: ARM emulator GSoC project

Re: ARM emulator GSoC project

From: Austin Appel <>
Date: Sat, 19 Mar 2011 17:31:23 -0700

On 3/19/2011 2:09 PM, Leif Andersen wrote:
> I went to #rockbox, and discussed the project for a bit.
Great! Communication is definitely one of a number of things that we
really look at when reviewing applications.
> I've also started to play around with the code, so I can get
> an idea of what structure it has. Once I have a good grip of the code
> base, I also plan on seeing if I can squash a few bugs and/or add
> desired functionality to Rockbox.
Keep at it. =)
> Is there anything else I should do to be considered for this project?
Keep up the communication, discuss your project a bit more with the
community, explore the code, etc.

You may want to have a look at our application template which can be
found here: .
By all means, start working on it. You may find that you need some more
help with developing your project plan (the more details, the better).
If you do, please feel free to discuss your project and ideas further
with us in the IRC channel (or on this mailing list too). Most
developers seem to be around in the EU daytime in IRC, however we do
have lots of developers around the world, so opinions and responses may
certainly vary by time period. ;)

If you like, we also have a social channel at #rockbox-community where
we discuss random off-topic subjects, puns, and generally socialise in.
Just keep in mind that if the subject involves Rockbox, to take it into
the main channel.

There will eventually be a qualification task and an IRC interview,
however that is down the line. I just mention these things to give you
a better picture of what is ahead. =)
> Also, out of the suggested projects, how high is this one on the list of
> projects that the Rockbox community would like done?
We don't have a specific ranking. Every developer has their own
priorities as well. There are many factors that are involved in a
project being accepted with only one small factor being the individual
developers' interests. Quality of proposal, communication level,
capability of finishing the project, and many others all can factor into
the decision.
> I noticed that last year Rockbox only got three projects.
The GSoC webapp only lists the successful projects for previous years.
We had 4 projects last year, however one student disappeared on us. We
try to minimise the occurrence of this, but it still can happen. We try
to weed out students that we feel might disappear on us throughout the
process though, as this isn't good for anyone...
> And if I need to do a different project, there are other projects that also look interesting and fun to do this summer such as "Text To Speech", or even "Rockbox
> web/online services".
Feel free to propose any project you wish - just don't over-extend
yourself so much that you cannot give each proposal their full
attention. Of course, only one proposal/project will be accepted per
Received on 2011-03-20

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