Re: Possibility of android app as a gnome project?

Hi, Tejas

If you are interested in contributing to GNOME with the aim of applying for the
Summer of Code internship, then you would be in a better position to ask questions
or discuss feasibility of ideas once you have layed the groundwork.

What is this groundwork? Using JHBuild, exploring existing bugs and submitting patches
to these bugs or small new features as advised by a developer/maintainer/mentor of a existing
GNOME project and also your involvement in the community.

Arbitarily fishing for ideas and expecting GNOME to select you for a Summer of Code is
not the way things work, not in GNOME, not in most FOSS communities. When Google
confirms the list of participating organizations for the year's GSoC, the organizations put
up their "ideas page", a collection of what the developers/maintainers/mentors of GNOME projects
wish for their potential GSoC students to work on. You can see the ideas page for past
round in 2013 here:

So once such a page for the current round is up, you can submit your application and contact
the relevant people at the project you are interested in and start working on it. If you start
 contributing right away, your chances of being considered for a GSoC are higher than someone
who came after SoC was announced. That is to say, your existing work and steady involvement
indicates your passion towards that particular FOSS project and your readiness to learn.

If you want to work on a new idea, then open it up for discussion with developers on the relevant
mailing list.

If you need any help with groundwork, first look at "newcomers tutorial" and then if
you get stuck, ask for help on gnome-love mailing list.

Cheers and good luck!


On Sat, Jan 25, 2014 at 12:36 AM, Olav Vitters <olav vitters nl> wrote:
On Sat, Jan 25, 2014 at 12:24:10AM +0530, Tejas Nikumbh wrote:
> Hm... Okay. What about new application ideas based off GNOME? Is GNOME
> open/looking forward to new ideas?

I don't understand why you're asking GNOME. Google Summer of Code is
about getting to know a project, e.g. GNOME. This means GNOME would
guide you to get to know various people, assign someone who knows the
technology and help you on your way.

If you want to work on Android, that any of the usual things described
before is not possible. Nobody to guide you, no need to get to know the
project, etc.

You're welcome to base something off an idea, but I don't understand
what you're expecting.

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