[Thunar-dev] Summer of code revisited, freedesktop.org

Benedikt Meurer benedikt.meurer at unix-ag.uni-siegen.de
Mon Aug 28 23:18:17 CEST 2006

Auke Kok wrote:
> Hi,
> I just had a chat with some freedesktop.org people (Keith Packard and Bart 
> Massay from PSU) who were surprised to hear that Xfce wasn't accepted as a 
> google summer of code project. They are interested to see if Xfce may be able 
> to piggy back on fd.o's projects and thus enter google's summer of code.
> That basically means that all bets are on for summer of code ideas, and we 
> should really see if we can find overlapping area's with Xfce and fd.o (d-bus, 
> d-vfs, menuspec etc etc) that are suitable projects and try to enter them 
> through fd.o's group. I'll try to get more information as soon as possible on 
> this from the people I spoke with.
> I would appreciate if people who originally had ideas or were considering 
> ideas in this direction brush up their ideas so I can see how we can move 
> forward with this - in any case I give this a rather high chance of success.
> Aside from that, I heard positive sounds of giving Xfce sort of a 'seat' on 
> fd.o - meaning that Xfce would be considered a source of feedback for future 
> freedesktop.org development initiatives and possibly other work. In all cases 
> this will be positive for Xfce since not only does it put Xfce on the map but 
> it will allow us to get some recognition for our development methods and 
> possibly get more say in certain development processes where we now stand on 
> the sideline watching.

What does that mean exactly for Xfce?

> Cheers,
> Auke


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