Re: [Evolution] Own project / idea for Google summer of code 2009

On Fri, Mar 27, 2009 at 12:32:13PM +0100, Pavol Srna wrote:

I would like to discuss my own project / idea for Google summer of code 2009
and if you are interested in, then I would like to find a potential mentor for
this project.

What's the function of a mentor in this context?

I am a daily user of GNOME desktop environment and I am missing useful,
user-friendly synchronization support with the possibility of broader settings
between Evolution (Calendar, phonebook etc.) and mobile devices (Nokia hand
phones and so on) via bluetooth. I will introduce a plug-in for Evolution which
can easily prepare the mobile device for synchronization, and which let the
user set up a variety of synchronization settings and in really user-friendly
way synchronizes all the required data in both directions.

Yes, so do I!  I use xubuntu so I'm not fully Gnome but Gnome
applications such as Evolution are fully supported.

According to the format disclosure at

Evolution: Synchronization with mobile devices via bluetooth

  â Benefits: Better, user-friendly, competitive synchronization ability with
    broader settings between Evolution (calendar, phonebook, etc.) and mobile

  â Requirements: C programming knowledge, GObject-system knowledge, knowledge
    of plug-in writing for evolution

  â Description: Write a plug-in, which will provide a synchronization ability
    between evolution (calendar, phonebook) and mobile devices in both
    directions. The plug-in should be user-friedly with the possibility of
    broader settings and should support as many mobile devices as possible.

My one suggestion would be not to limit it to Bluetooth as this will
mean that some users (like me) won't be able to use it because we
don't have Bluetooth on our computers.  My Nokia (E71) has Wireless
LAN capability and I believe that would actually be more universally

With best regards, Pavol Srna.

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