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Subject: Google Summer of Code 2012 mentors ideas needed!

Google Summer of Code 2012 mentors ideas needed!

From: Frank Gevaerts <>
Date: Fri, 10 Feb 2012 21:44:18 +0100

Hi all,

If we want to apply to participate again to the Google Summer of Code
2012, we'll need more project ideas and more mentors.

Some of us feel that we didn't really live up to the required standards
last year, with too many recycled ideas (some of which turned out to be
unwanted or impractical during the student application period...) and
not enough mentors. If we can't improve on that, we shouldn't apply.
This means we need the list of mentors and ideas a bit earlier than
usual so we can actually evaluate things properly.

If you have an idea that can keep someone busy for a few months, and you
know it's something we want, and you're a rockbox committer, please add
your idea to it to Please
describe it as completely as possible using the same structure as the
ideas that are already there.

Note that the ideas currently there are recycled from previous years and
may need some review.

If you are not a committer, your ideas are of course also welcome, but
please discuss them first here or on irc in #rockbox.

Also, if you are a committer and you're willing to mentor a project,
please add your name to the list of candidate mentors at the bottom
of the page, and to the mentors list of those projects you're willing
to mentor.

We'd like to decide at the end of February, so we need all ideas before
then. Please get thinking! We really need more ideas within the next
two and a half weeks. The mentors and ideas list we have now are *not*


PS: If you're a committer, you're interested in GSoC, and you're not
planning to apply as a student, you should be in #rockbox-gsoc on irc

"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 2012-02-10

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