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digitalmars.D - How to proceed now that D is accepted to GSoC?

reply Jens Mueller <jens.k.mueller gmx.de> writes:
Hi,

according to
http://www.google-melange.com/gsoc/program/accepted_orgs/google/gsoc2011
Digital Mars got accepted to GSoC 2011.

On the above mentioned page Digital Mars is ranked in the second table
because the organization profile has not been completed yet. Maybe the
name can also be changed. Because for an outsider Digital Mars is maybe
not known. So something with D Programming Language should be better.

Students are now supposed to submit/discuss project proposals (see
http://prowiki.org/wiki4d/wiki.cgi?GSOC_2011_Ideas for some ideas). You
can propose new project ideas. Later you need to apply with the project
until the 8th of April.

As it seems Google will decide after the students applications deadline
and ranking by the mentoring organization how many students will be
allocated to an organization.

Jens
Mar 20 2011
next sibling parent Walter Bright <newshound2 digitalmars.com> writes:
On 3/20/2011 3:33 AM, Jens Mueller wrote:
 On the above mentioned page Digital Mars is ranked in the second table
 because the organization profile has not been completed yet.

Fixed.
Mar 20 2011
prev sibling next sibling parent reply dsimcha <dsimcha yahoo.com> writes:
On 3/20/2011 6:33 AM, Jens Mueller wrote:
 Hi,

 according to
 http://www.google-melange.com/gsoc/program/accepted_orgs/google/gsoc2011
 Digital Mars got accepted to GSoC 2011.

 On the above mentioned page Digital Mars is ranked in the second table
 because the organization profile has not been completed yet. Maybe the
 name can also be changed. Because for an outsider Digital Mars is maybe
 not known. So something with D Programming Language should be better.

 Students are now supposed to submit/discuss project proposals (see
 http://prowiki.org/wiki4d/wiki.cgi?GSOC_2011_Ideas for some ideas). You
 can propose new project ideas. Later you need to apply with the project
 until the 8th of April.

 As it seems Google will decide after the students applications deadline
 and ranking by the mentoring organization how many students will be
 allocated to an organization.

 Jens

One clarification about GSoC: Do they expect a full-time or near full-time commitment from applicants, or is it reasonable to do a GSoC project at night/on weekends while doing "normal" Ph.D. thesis work during the day? I had thought that GSoC was only for undergrads and just found out grad students are allowed to apply. I definitely cannot work full time on my project, but I doubt I would need to either. Therefore, I'm **halfway** (emphasis added) thinking of applying for either the containers or garbage collection project.
Mar 20 2011
parent reply David Nadlinger <see klickverbot.at> writes:
On 3/20/11 11:35 PM, dsimcha wrote:
 One clarification about GSoC: Do they expect a full-time or near
 full-time commitment from applicants, or is it reasonable to do a GSoC
 project at night/on weekends while doing "normal" Ph.D. thesis work
 during the day? I had thought that GSoC was only for undergrads and just
 found out grad students are allowed to apply. I definitely cannot work
 full time on my project, but I doubt I would need to either. Therefore,
 I'm **halfway** (emphasis added) thinking of applying for either the
 containers or garbage collection project.

The FAQ doesn't literally say »full-time job« but »your primary focus this summer«, and Carol Smith (carlos) of Google mentioned it explicitly on #gsoc (http://ibot.rikers.org/%23gsoc/20110317.html.gz) and on the student guide co-authored by her (http://www.booki.cc/gsocstudentguide/_v/1.0/am-i-good-enough/). David P.S.: I'm sure you would be able to come up with something great even in a shorter amount of time though, using this opportunity to say thank you for plot2kill (for which I just hacked together a Qt backend, I'll let you know once I brought it into shape).
Mar 20 2011
parent dsimcha <dsimcha yahoo.com> writes:
On 3/20/2011 7:07 PM, David Nadlinger wrote:
 P.S.: I'm sure you would be able to come up with something great even in
 a shorter amount of time though, using this opportunity to say thank you
 for plot2kill (for which I just hacked together a Qt backend, I'll let
 you know once I brought it into shape).

Awesome. Thanks. I didn't even know QtD was usable yet (or did you use the C API directly?). Whenever it's fully baked enough that you feel comfortable releasing it, please post it somewhere. If it works, is reasonably clean/maintainable code and is Boost licensed, I'll add it to the main tree and give you credit. BTW, what features does it support? I'd be willing to accept it even if it only supports the basics (as long as it supports them well), since it can always be fleshed out later, but I'm curious if it supports: 1. Saving in vector formats. 2. The GUI features I recently added to the GTK port, which allow customization of the plot from the default plot window. The GTK port supports both of these. The DFL port, which I put into maintenance mode for various reasons supports neither.
Mar 20 2011
prev sibling next sibling parent Jens Mueller <jens.k.mueller gmx.de> writes:
dsimcha wrote:
 On 3/20/2011 6:33 AM, Jens Mueller wrote:
Hi,

according to
http://www.google-melange.com/gsoc/program/accepted_orgs/google/gsoc2011
Digital Mars got accepted to GSoC 2011.

On the above mentioned page Digital Mars is ranked in the second table
because the organization profile has not been completed yet. Maybe the
name can also be changed. Because for an outsider Digital Mars is maybe
not known. So something with D Programming Language should be better.

Students are now supposed to submit/discuss project proposals (see
http://prowiki.org/wiki4d/wiki.cgi?GSOC_2011_Ideas for some ideas). You
can propose new project ideas. Later you need to apply with the project
until the 8th of April.

As it seems Google will decide after the students applications deadline
and ranking by the mentoring organization how many students will be
allocated to an organization.

Jens

One clarification about GSoC: Do they expect a full-time or near full-time commitment from applicants, or is it reasonable to do a GSoC project at night/on weekends while doing "normal" Ph.D. thesis work during the day? I had thought that GSoC was only for undergrads and just found out grad students are allowed to apply. I definitely cannot work full time on my project, but I doubt I would need to either. Therefore, I'm **halfway** (emphasis added) thinking of applying for either the containers or garbage collection project.

Since they specifically allow PhD students I think they do not expect to work full-time. And as you seem quite confident that time-wise it will work out I think you should apply. Jens
Mar 21 2011
prev sibling next sibling parent Trass3r <un known.com> writes:
 Students are now supposed to submit/discuss project proposals

hmm how about making D run on other architectures like ARM, PowerPC, ...?
Mar 21 2011
prev sibling parent Trass3r <un known.com> writes:
or helping to get dmd x64 on Windows running (I suggest using MinGW's  
tools for that if possible).

To quote Walter:

"To do 64 bits on Windows requires:

1. 64 bit OMF
2. 64 bit librarian
3. 64 bit generating dmd
4. 64 bit C compiler
5. 64 bit symbolic debug info
6. 64 bit debugger
7. 64 bit C runtime"
Mar 21 2011