Some thoughts about next GSoC

Francois Gouget fgouget at
Fri Nov 30 05:30:56 CST 2007

On Thu, 22 Nov 2007, Kai Blin wrote:
> I know some projects did an introductory quiz to figure out the student's 
> coding skills, I'm not convinced the knowledge needed for Wine can be tested 
> in a quiz. What do you think?

Maybe just asking them to compile Wine and submit their include/config.h 
or make test results. This can be used to check that their config does 
not have big problems like a bad fontforge or 64/32bit issues that could 
cause them problems when they start their project.

Asking them to submit conformance tests is an interesting idea too, but 
depending on the area it can be quite a bit of work. For some projects 
it may also not be possible to write relevant tests (e.g. we cannot test 
ExitWindows() or KDE/Gnome theme integration). But for those projects 
where it makes sense it could be a good idea.

The other ideas, public git repository, public blog / more frequent 
public updates, all seem like good ideas that could address the relative 
opacity of past SoCs.

Francois Gouget <fgouget at>    
     You can have my guns when you pry them from my kids cold, dead hands.

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