Summer Of Code 2009

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Summer Of Code 2009

The Summer Of Code is a Google program that offers student developers stipends to create new freely available programs or to help currently established projects. It would be an excellent opportunity for GNUstep to fund some developments.

Joint Application?

The idea of a joint application for GNUstep, Étoilé, GAP and opengroupware.org has been brought up. A lot of the projects that were accepted last year were joint applications (e.g. GNU, GNOME, KDE), so it might improve our chances. Please discuss!

Ideas

Here are some ideas -- Feel free to add more



  • General Improvements
    • Windows support
    • GNUstepWeb (add script language support, etc)
    • Compare current API with Leopard's (Mac OS X 10.5) API, indicate which classes are missing, and summarize the current status of the existing ones, then work to complete them... ;) The best would be to have a tool which parses all headers (both from Cocoa and GNUstep) and outputs differences in HTML (XML probably too by the way). This would summarize missing classes, missing or partially implementated methods in existing classes and GNUstep-specific extensions. Eventually we should include links to the related documentation on both GNUstep and Cocoa web sites.


  • AppKit
    • Themes for GNUstep. This includes coming up with a general concept for the handling of AppKit subclasses in themes, the moving of all drawing code from the GUI classes into theme methods, replacing all hard coded panels with Gorm/NIB files and as the prove of the concept a native Windows theme (Or at least one theme that looks sufficiently different from standard GNUstep).
  • Base


Note

We need mentor(s) to manage the volunteers...


Mentors

- t.b.a.


Students

- t.b.a.