[cairo] GSoC Project - API Reference to wiki port
makzukun at gmail.com
Wed Apr 2 13:50:23 PDT 2008
On Wed, Apr 2, 2008 at 3:04 PM, Malcolm Tredinnick <malcolm at pointy-stick.com>
> On Wed, 2008-04-02 at 11:55 -0500, Bill Weepie wrote:
> > Hello Cairo,
> > I'm a student of Computer Science at Iowa State University. I'm
> > interested in helping improve the Cairo wiki and API reference for the
> > Summer of Code 2008. A few questions:
> > I notice there are quite a few docbook files in the Cairo source tree.
> > Are these references kept current? If so, the best plan to keep the
> > API reference current would be transforming these docbook files to
> > markdown syntax for the wiki to consume. My proposal would be to
> > write an xslt stylesheet and/or parser module for ikiwiki to do this
> > transformation. A module like this would directly benefit Cairo, but
> > would also be usable by any software project using docbook and ikiwiki
> > at once.
> > Is this a reasonable way to tackle this problem, or am I missing
> > something important?
> Unfortunately, you're missing something important. When applying for any
> job (which is what SOC is), reading the application details are
> important. In particular,
> http://code.google.com/opensource/gsoc/2008/faqs.html#0.1_doc_proposals .
> Proposals that predominantly focus on documentation aren't appropriate
> for summer of code.
> Tolkien is hobbit-forming.
Ah, my mistake. This project idea was listed on Cairo's SoC ideas page, and
I was trying to gauge interest in the project idea before submitting a
formal application. I should've read Google's FAQ more carefully.
Sorry to waste your time,
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