[squeak-dev] Summer(s) of Code 2007/2008

stephane ducasse stephane.ducasse at free.fr
Tue Mar 4 20:55:26 UTC 2008

I like your vision.
Yes I would like to have really simpler projects with concrete impact.
	- improving the shadowing report in the compiler
	- improving code formatting
	- GTK support (a smart student here would like to work on that).

On Mar 2, 2008, at 11:04 PM, giovanni wrote:

> Hi all,
> in no more than two weeks, the 2008 edition of the Google Summer of  
> Code will
> start. It has been brought to my attention that I never sent a final  
> report
> for last year's edition, so here it is.
> Last year we partecipated in the Summer of Code with five students:  
> Damien
> Cassou, Mathieu Suen, Jerome Chaveau, Ben Schroeder, and Oleg  
> Korsak. You can
> learn more about their projects by visiting the Summer of Squeak  
> blog, at
> http://blog.summer.squeak.org/ . All the five students completed their
> projects, and were paid in full by Google. Of the five projects,  
> only one
> (the New Compiler project by Mathieu Suen) is still being worked on.  
> Damien
> has stopped working on Monticello 2, but Colin has remused the work  
> on that,
> even though he's not using Damien's code. I have no news about the  
> other
> three projects. Guys, would you mind sending a quick status report?
> For their effort, we received 2500 USD, which are currently in my  
> current
> account. My apologies for not having sent them to Esug yet, but the  
> cheque
> from Google arrived while I was moving to London, so after putting  
> it into my
> account, I kinda set it aside. I'll wire the money to the Esug  
> treasurer
> asap.
> To sum up, here are the positives and negatives for last year's SoC:
> Positives
> - Five students got to be paid for their work, and we got paid for  
> mentoring
> them, too.
> - We got lots of visibility
> Negatives
> - None of the projects, except one, are still being worked on
> - With the possible exception of the new compiler project, the SoC  
> projects
> did not have any impact on the main Squeak image.
> This brings us to the other part of my message, which is the 2008  
> edition of
> the Summer of Code. Unless the board decides otherwise, I'm willing  
> to lead
> the SoC team to apply and possibly partecipate in this year's SoC. In
> comparison to last year's effort, I propose two changes:
> - we apply as "Squeak Foundation" instead of simply "Squeak". This  
> would
> allow us to include other projects such as Seaside, Croquet etc more  
> easily.
> - we choose more "down to earth" projects that have a bigger  
> possibility of
> being included in the software we release (the main Squeak image,  
> Seaside,
> Croquet etc).
> There are also some more modifications which I'll propose on the SoC  
> mailing
> list.
> As usual, comments and flames are welcome.
>        Ciao,
>                Giovanni

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