Google SoC

casey at casey at
Tue Mar 25 23:01:21 EDT 2008


I have not decided if I am going to apply or not yet. I really want to get
involved in an open source project, and this is my last summer to be
involved in Google Summer of Code. One reason for this is that I have a
wife and kid, and I also have a job. I am not too worried about my job, as
I have a very flexible schedule there as I am still technically an intern.
I would be willing to cut back a few hours a week there if I were to work
on Pidgin.
    I have noticed the recent conversation about not using MFC anymore,
which I don't disagree with, but I just wanted to say that I have the
development tools at my disposal, (VS 6.0, 2005, might be getting 2008
soon). My overall experience with MFC has been limited, but I have had
to learn a lot of it in the past eight months or so at work. Our whole
product is based heavily on MFC, and while I don't have to dig into
the internals too much, I still have to know about what is going on.
    I am confident, however, that I will be able to accomplish this task.
I am going to give it some more thought over the next couple of days, and
possibly Friday or Saturday, go through the application process.
    I will let you know either way.


> Sadrul Habib Chowdhury wrote:
>> That's a really nice and precise list of tasks. I think in addition to
>> these, some ui for the notify and request systems would be necessary,
>> since that's the only way core plugins and prpls can interact with the
>> user.
> Excellent point.  I had forgotten about these, which is sad considering
> all my
> plugins to date are core plugins that use this stuff ;)
> So let's add those to the list too, keeping in mind that the idea here is
> for
> the successful student to remain on board after the summer is over to
> continue
> to build and improve his/her project.
> John

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