Google SoC Introduction

Mark Doliner mark at
Tue Mar 31 03:46:07 EDT 2009

On Mon, Mar 30, 2009 at 10:52 AM, Ka-Hing Cheung <khc at> wrote:
> On Mon, 2009-03-30 at 09:24 -0400, Timothy Waterhouse wrote:
>> Mark,
>> GDI will be critical in making the "big list" which is the main
>> problem I foresee.  I love the big list and equate it to a critical
>> element of the pidgin interface.  I'm in the process of writing up an
>> official proposal right now and I'll include a list of parts to be
>> mimicked closely and parts to fall to the operating system defaults.
> I just want to point out that for the purpose of GSoC application
> itself, some detail is nice (to show that you've thought about it), but
> there's no need to do the full UI design. I think it's more important
> that you show yourself as technically competent for the project. I'd
> expect that during the summer you allocate some time to do a more
> detailed design.
> I am not saying you can't start early, I just don't want you to spend
> too much time on this if it means that other parts of your application
> is going to suffer.

Well said.  +1


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