google summer of code

Luke Schierer lschiere at
Mon Mar 3 17:38:28 EST 2008

Eoin Coffey wrote:
> On Mon, Mar 3, 2008 at 3:03 PM, Luke Schierer <lschierer at 
> <mailto:lschierer at>> wrote:
>     I see that Google is starting to take applications from projects and
>     will soon be taking applications from students.  What sort of things
>     would we like to see in this year's projects?
> I would like to see Gobjectification as a SoC project.  I know its been 
> said that that it would be too big for a SoC project, but if there was 
> some way we could break it down a little bit into something 
> accomplishable for the 3-4 months of SoC I think it would be a great way 
> to get the ball rolling on this.  At least rolling faster then me 
> playing with it and complaining in #guificiations :-P
> I have selfish reasons for this idea since it would make completing the 
> monoloader a whole lot simpler and cleaner.
> By suggesting this I'm also implicitly volunteering to help out with 
> it.  Not sure how comfortable devs would be with me mentoring though.
Perhaps a reasonable goal would be to push through a switch of just the 
buddy list to gobjects or something similar, so that groups, buddies and 
chats (in the blist) would be gobjects, but not (yet) conversations or 
chats themselves, or the various other things we have.


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