29 May 2006 leio   » (Journeyer)

Google Summer of Code projects

A bit late, but better than never : The project proposals that have been accepted to be done during the Summer have been decided, and such is the case for wxWidgets as well. The following projects will be done during the summer by the enthusiastic students interested in wxWidgets:

* Improvements and fixes on the network classes of the wxWidgets library - Angel Vidal Veiga will be working on our wxSocket family of classes: finalizing wxDatagramSocket, reworking platform specific code (making and keeping as much common code as possible), cleaning and documenting wxSocket* classes, improve the situation of sockets in wxBase case, and hopefully also add proxy support. He has a blog here.

* wxWidgets components package manager - Francesco Montorsi will be working on a cross-platform application which would make easy for developers to download, compile and install 3rd party wxWidgets-based libraries (aka components or packages).

* Adding RTL support to wxWidgets - Diaa Mahmoud Sami will be working on adding some Right-to-Left support infrastructure, mainly based on wxMSW and sizers.

* There is no fourth. But three is still better than zero.

I hope we can work with some of the great students in the future that had a proposal but unfortunately didn't make the top three. As none of the top three weren't in my area of expertise, I'm not mentoring any of the above, but that's not a problem as long all of the three will be a success :)

I will also keep a close eye on some of the other organizations accepted proposals, mainly GNOME related. Perhaps more on those later.

wxWidgets website

We had our new website design from Kevin Ollivier and co go live!

Hopefully it meets the modern days expectations of a, uh, website. I'm sure constructive criticism is welcome on the wx-users mailing list. Hopefully I'll get around to updating those ancient gtk1 based wxGTK screenshots at some point...

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