[cairo] GSoC 2010?

Behdad Esfahbod behdad at behdad.org
Mon Feb 22 22:07:34 PST 2010


My personal feeling, based on our only GSoC experience is that:

  1) The projects we have open so far are way too hard for GSoC.  It's not
hard to see that when you think about it: they are projects that have been
left open by the crew of cairo developers.  They can't be easy!

  2) The only chance we have with GSoC is when we have people we know will be
applying for a particular project and know that they are capable of doing it.
 Joonas was an example of that in our previous GSoC appearance.  Our two other
projects both failed.  I'm not sure how happy that would make the GSoC program

  3) Our GSoC admin should be proactive in making sure the mentors don't go
AWOL as well as the students.

If someone wants to run it, go for it, but make sure you address the above first.


On 02/18/2010 05:03 PM, Chris Wilson wrote:
> On Thu, 18 Feb 2010 23:28:39 +0200 (EET), M Joonas Pihlaja <jpihlaja at cc.helsinki.fi> wrote:
>> Just wanted to remind everyone that the submission window for projects 
>> which want to be a part of GSoC is coming up (Mar 8 - 12.)  Does cairo 
>> want to be a part of GSoC?  I'd be open to mentoring if we are.
> I've been discussing doing a cairo-gallium as a GSoC project. Sounds like
> Andrea is going to have fun doing HDR and colorspaces for pixman for his
> Master's thesis. So remaining from the usual suspects for interesting
> projects would be research into an improved tessellator/rasteriser,
> implementing GPU offload of paths, pixman-jit, user-defined end-caps,
> more line-join/cap styles, Distance from medial axis sample coordinates?
> I can think of a few other tasks but those would be out-of-scope for GSoC.
> So cairo-gallium I think is a relatively easy sell given how widely
> advertised gallium is, and I was contemplating using the Xorg Foundation
> as its mentoring organisation, since it will be cross-project.
> -ickle

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