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

Auke Kok sofar at foo-projects.org
Mon Aug 28 23:50:18 CEST 2006

Benedikt Meurer wrote:
> Auke Kok wrote:
>> 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?

nothing anymore, everything closed a few months ago. For next year, we should 
start early and get everything organized as early as october this year. perhaps 
we can team up with freedesktop.org for this.

We had one succesfull entry because of this teaming.


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