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Subject: Re: ARM emulator GSoC project

Re: ARM emulator GSoC project

From: Leif Andersen <>
Date: Tue, 22 Mar 2011 21:32:53 -0600

Thank you very much for your feedback.

So far I've submitted a few patches, mostly small stuff, but it has
helped me to learn about how the architecture of the project works.

I did see the template, but it said that it was too early to be used,
still, you're probably right, and I'll start working on it now, and then
adapt it to the final version when it's finished. I hope to have a
large chunk of it done by the end of the week. As for getting help, I
do appreciate it. I am on MDT, so I guess that means most of you will
be up in the morning, and really late at night (for me)

Finaly, as for the qualifying task, can I ask at about what date it will
be around? GSoC starts right around the same time finals for my
university are, and so I should be aware of it so I can schedule

Again, thank you very much for your feedback.

~Leif Andersen

On 03/19/2011 06:31 PM, Austin Appel wrote:
> 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
> student.

Received on 2011-03-23

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