An insane night, on an insane channel.
So we were promised Cake.
Which got a bit delayed,
but the end we got a plate
Which was truly worth the wait
Translation: I've gotten accepted into GSoC, and the community bonding period has begun!
A couple of people I know got accepted as well -- Satya, Ramnik, and Siddarth. This will be a fun summer *grin*.
I was going through the abstracts of the accepted applications in orgs that interest me, and I found the following to be *very* interesting (in no specific order):
- Vim: On-the-fly Code Checker for Vim
I don't need to say anything about this -- it's simply wonderful.
- Pidgin: Master password support for pidgin
Finally, I won't have to type in three passwords when I start Pidgin. gnome-keyring integration ftw!
- GNOME: Reducing memory fragmentation in GNOME
Reduced memory is always more than welcome, and it's not an easy task at all :)
- GNOME: SuperRandom: a predictive listening plugin for Rhythmbox
This should be interesting. I currently have to manually form lists of songs I like to listen to. Time will tell how well this project fruits.
- GNOME: Make Evolution use Seahorse widgets for encryption and key selection
No more UI blocking, and no more f-ugly password prompts! Fun, fun, fun =)
- GNOME: Integrated Media Management for GNOME
This has always been a major missing feature in GNOME. This gets implemented, and I owe the student+mentor(s) a beer each *g*
- GStreamer: Media service to transcode video and audio in different formats
If this integrates well with the above GNOME project, things will take a turn for the better w.r.t media in GNOME.
- Moinmoin: Extending moin's groups to LDAP and other external sources.
We use MoinMoin for our internal wiki, and authentication is done against LDAP. So needless to say, this project will make management of roles using LDAP groups quite straightforward.
- BZFlag: BZFWeb, a web-based BZFS admin interface.
Just today we were talking about implementing a basic web interface for BZFlag in Django over the summer, and this thing comes up :)
Although our idea was to let people select server options using the webinterface, and then connect to the server, this project would be a good thing to keep an eye on.
- FFmpeg: Generic frame-level multithreading support
This will rock for everyone with more than one core. This doesn't include me, but includes the Navya Server ;)