Some thoughts about next GSoC
fgouget at free.fr
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 free.fr> http://fgouget.free.fr/
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