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Subject: Re: GSoC 2013

Re: GSoC 2013

From: Frank Gevaerts <>
Date: Thu, 28 Mar 2013 19:27:22 +0100

On Thu, Mar 28, 2013 at 06:59:25PM +0100, Thomas Martitz wrote:
> >What I've seen so far in this thread is several idea *titles*, but
> >nothing with actual detail, and not many candidate mentors.
> Probably nobody has bothered due to the lack of supportive replies
> to the proposals.

Maybe. My memory is however that during previous years similar things
happened. Idea summaries appear, but when I or someone else asked to
flesh them out a bit so they were suitable for the ideas page, this very
rarely happened. It's true that this year I haven't actively replied to
this thread, but I am unconvinced that such replies would have made a
real difference.

> Is it too late to create a wiki page for project proposals already?
> Could we also finish the wiki page (shortly) after submitting the
> application?

In previous years, the Google people have started reviewing applications
(including ideas pages) immediately after the application deadline, so
if you complete the page within an hour after that you *may* be fine, but
don't count on more.

The application itself also has to be filled in of course, and that's
more than just a few words. See
for the draft of the last one we submitted. I haven't looked at this
year's form, but I don't think the questions and detail required will be
very different.

If you (or someone else) think we can still complete a reasonable
application in time, I personally think you should go for it.


"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 2013-03-28

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