Re: Wesnoth in GSOC 2011
Nils Kneuper <crazy-ivanovic <at> gmx.net>
2011-03-04 22:27:00 GMT
Am 10.02.2011 21:56, schrieb Nils Kneuper:
> Hi everybody!
> As was decided during WESDEM over the last weekend we want to participate again
> in GSOC this year. This basically means that we got some tasks to do:
> 1) Create a nice idea list.
> 2) Find mentors for possible areas/projects.
> 3) Gather the required info for google.
Submissions are open since Monday and will stay open till next Friday. This is
basically a reminder of what needs to be done before stuff can be submitted.
> re '1':
> timotei already prepared the ideas list and cleaned up last years . We do
> have to (re) add the pages that are still valid and also have to add new ideas.
> Please keep in mind that we also have to slightly change the focus since we want
> to put more of an focus onto directly creating "complete" documentation for the
> work done and instead tune down the amount of pure coding required. Please do
> also keep in mind that we came to the conclusion that our projects so far were
> likely "too large", so try to make sure that the ideas are not larger than what
> we had so far.
Is the ideas list  already done? At least far enough that I can submit to
google? I know that at least Mordante and Boucman already had a rough look, but
are there "enough" ideas already? Are some of the ideas we had for last year
I think that the list currently really sucks and that we have *no* chance to be
accepted with the list in this sad state.
Yeah, submissions are open and I'd prefer to do so over the weekend, deadline is
next Friday and I don't plan to cut it close, but won't submit unless we got at
least "some" ideas that are reasonably well done...
> re '2':
> Volunteers welcome! If you think you have the time to mentor a student, please
> step up possibly also stating which ideas/areas you are most willing to mentor,
> though we have eg seen with the sample boucman gave that "something completely
> different" can work nicely, too.
So far at least Boucman and Mordante clearly stated that they want to mentor,
some others said something along the lines of "yeah, I could mentor..." during
> re '3':
> So far we have been able to basically reuse the same info every year. For this
> we were using the stuff listed at . We have to make sure that this list is up
> to date as well as "complete". The latter part is especially important, since it
> sounds like this year the list of questions asked might be changed/extended.
> Carol (the head of GSOC over at google) sent a mail to the mentor mailing list
> stating that they want to see more unknown orgs that might go under the radar
> otherwise participate. So if you know some org that you think could be a
> possible candidate, please talk to them. In the forms we can recommend smaller
> orgs that we think should get a chance, too, and the smaller orgs can list us as
> reference, too. If you can recommend some org to participate please tell them to
> list us as reference (but also make sure to tell the rest about it).
I'll have a look at gathering the latest questions that google requires to be
answered  some time tomorrow. Regarding projects that we want to support:
* Is there a list of proposals somewhere?
* So far 'eoc' joined #wesnoth-dev and asked for our support for "unknown
horizons", a strategy game somehow similar to the "Anno" series (rather well
known in Germany, probably not as known outside since it has no shooter elements
> I don't know yet how much of the stuff I can work on myself and if I'll be too
> much of a help with things because of this strange thing called real life. So I
> am thankful for anyone working on getting things done. Registration for GSOC as
> project opens at Febuary 28th and lasts till March 11th So until that time we
> got to have the basic stuff together.
> Please do also make sure to gather easy coding tasks  and possibly some not
> so easy coding tasks  so that students find some things to get started with.
Yeah, I think there are not many easy coding tasks  available at the moment.
Do any of those tasks come to your mind and does the list only consist of open
tasks at the moment?
Nils Kneuper aka Ivanovic