Re: [Gimp-developer] GSoC project query


For the record, our would-be intern had a job proposal, and therefore had
to cancel his GSoC proposition. He even asked me if that is OK, and
obviously I told him to do what's best for him!

Anyway this was quite interesting to see a bit the possibilities for GSoC.
Maybe next year, we'll try "for real", telling people beforehand we wish to
participate, etc. If once again I am the only available mentor, I might
once more integrate into another project, like GNU.

Also for anyone disappointed, I would like to reassure you: if there is one
thing that should be learned from past GSoC participation of GIMP, it is
that GSoC is far from the best way to improve a software. Personally I am
mostly interested in it because it is nice to help some students discover
real development world and mentor them. And maybe these students will even
stay regular contributors *afterwards*! If we can get a few cool patches in
the process, this is cool. But this event should not be considered as a
cheap way to get code. Any project which relies mostly on this to improve
will mostly get hardly maintainable code.

When I see how some people seem to see GSoC as a miraculous event which we
should absolutely join, I am a bit dubious on how you envision this event.
Whatever your job is, picture yourself when you were student. Now imagine
that you suddenly dropped your student self into your current position
which you are in after years of hard work and learning the job though
actual real-life projects, successes and failures. Do you really believe
that your student self would have just revolutionnized your current job in
just a few months? I hope you don't say yes, because that would be a bit
sad if you don't believe you evolved since you were students! ;p

In the end, whatever the regular developers do in the same time as any
intern is 100 times more important, and I remind that some of us (including
myself) are even trying to make a living from GIMP development through
crowdfunding with quite weak success for now. Just a small reminder so that
people know they can crowdfund us (in case of my own project, all links in
my signature) which will be more efficient for any of the goals you
proposed in this thread or others than what GSoC could bring us (even if
still a cool event, but for helping good students mostly, as I said, not
for magically cheap, fast and quality code).

Have fun everyone!


On Tue, Mar 6, 2018 at 7:50 PM, Joseph Bupe <joseph bupe gmail com> wrote:

I would be happy to see free-angled guides implemented. These can be handy
in many situations for graphics designing.

Something started a couple of years back

On 6 March 2018 at 17:21, C R <cajhne gmail com> wrote:
Is it possible to task the student(s) with getting more GEGL integration?
GIMP really needs that to speed up image processing and previews.

I mean like REALLY REALLY needs that more than just about any new toys
they can dream up. :)

My 2p.

On Mon, Mar 5, 2018 at 11:32 PM, Alexandre Prokoudine
<alexandre prokoudine gmail com> wrote:
On Tue, Mar 6, 2018 at 2:04 AM, Kevin Cozens wrote:

Having read the above I had the idea that it could be worth having a
work on one or more of the previous GSoC projects

Google is usually extremely unhappy with this.


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