Haiku Gets Five Student Slots for GSoC 2008

News posted by stippi on Mon, 2008-04-21 20:42

After a quite intensive and challenging review and selection process, we are pleased to announce that Haiku has been assigned five (5) student slots for the Google Summer of Code 2008. This year, Google accepted many more mentor organizations than ever before, which made the allotment of students slots a lot more competitive. We also received applications of very high quality, which is definitely a blessing, but also made the Haiku mentor's task of narrowing down to a final selection much tougher. After thorough review of all the applications, and carefully taking into consideration factors such as immediate benefits for our project, the likelihood of getting long-term contributors, and the availability of an appropriate mentor for any given project, we have come up with the final list of students that will be coding for Haiku during the GSoC 2008 program. Here it is:

Paging (swap file) support

  • Student: Zhao Shuai
  • Mentor: Ingo Weinhold

Zeroconf support (automatic network service discovery)

  • Student: Alexandru Roman
  • Mentor: Ryan Leavengood

HPET and other timers (new ways for tracking system time)

  • Student: Dustin Howett
  • Mentor: Stefano Ceccherini

Sub-pixel antialiased rendering in the app_server

  • Student: Andrej Spielmann
  • Mentor: Stephan Aßmus

CIFS client (access to Windows shares)

  • Student: Adrien Lemaire
  • Mentor: Bruno G. Albuquerque

Please join us in giving a warm welcome to all the accepted students. Make them feel part of the Haiku community, as we want them to stay beyond the summer. And remember: their success is our success, so anything that we can do to assist the students complete their GSoC project successfully is for our benefit too.

We also want to thank all the other students that applied for a Haiku project but could not make it. We would have liked to accept them all, but that is sadly not possible. That being said, we are considering our own summer of code to sponsor one or more projects on our own, so please stick around. Better yet, if you are interested in this idea, contact us to discuss the details. To the community, stay tuned for more details, as you may have an opportunity to help make this happen.

Last but not least, a big thank you to the Haiku mentors who are committing their time to the success of this year's Google Summer of Code and, of course, to Google itself for making this happen and giving us the opportunity to participate again this year.

Comments

Re: Haiku Gets Five Student Slots for GSoC 2008

Congrats to you all!

I wish you the best of luck in order to accomplish each of your project. I hope you'll have fun working on Haiku, as I did last year, but most of all I hope you'll be hanging around even after gsoc is over! ;-)

Enjoy your summer of code!

Re: Haiku Gets Five Student Slots for GSoC 2008

Congrats to you all!

I hope haikuware.com can sponsor :-) Karl hi ;-)

And i wish all studens a nice time here and now happy coding.

stargater

Re: Haiku Gets Five Student Slots for GSoC 2008

Congrats to the five students all!

Hope they have a nice summer and enjoy coding and hacking!

Re: Haiku Gets Five Student Slots for GSoC 2008

Paging support:
you may find this useful
http://linux-mm.org/LinuxMM

Re: Haiku Gets Five Student Slots for GSoC 2008

I am touched by the two comments of previous year's students, since they had project proposals as well and where hoping to get in. Thank you very much, Salvatore and JiSheng for your words of encouragement!

Re: Haiku Gets Five Student Slots for GSoC 2008

Thanks a lot for all your support and words of encouragement !!
Thanks you Stephan for this great news, and thanks to bga, my mentor, for the time he'll spend for me along this Google Summer of Code.
That's a nice start for me, there is no doubts I'll stay in the community beyond the summer !

Re: Haiku Gets Five Student Slots for GSoC 2008

Cool, indeed it is much better when a student actually likes BeOS.

Haiku's own summer of code sounds like a good idea. I will check Haiku bounties now because I'd really like to donate.

Re: Haiku Gets Five Student Slots for GSoC 2008

Congrats to all the accepted students. I'm glad to see such as response and hopefully some of the students who were not accepted will still contribute.

Re: Haiku Gets Five Student Slots for GSoC 2008

Congratulations to all!
Best wishes for all of you! Have fun (and keep Haikuing after the GSoC)!

One thing thou, since when Haiku's "Preferred license" is "Apache License, 2.0"? (as stated in http://code.google.com/soc/2008/haiku/about.html). I guess it's just a typo :)

Re: Haiku Gets Five Student Slots for GSoC 2008

I'd just like to thank Google, Haiku, all the mentors, students, and the community for supporting this. It would be really nice if the community as a whole could provide enough support to add another student or two. I'll be watching for a PayPal link.

Re: Haiku Gets Five Student Slots for GSoC 2008

Thank you all for the warm welcome and encouragement!
It's a great chance to make friends and enjoy opensource!
Just as Adrien says:

Adrien Lemaire wrote:

That's a nice start for me, there is no doubts I'll stay in the community beyond the summer !

Re: Haiku Gets Five Student Slots for GSoC 2008

arielb wrote:

Paging support:
you may find this useful
http://linux-mm.org/LinuxMM

I knew the page :-)
Thank you all the same!

Re: Haiku Gets Five Student Slots for GSoC 2008

Zhao, I hope you'll continue your documentation work. That's more useful than many lines of code! ;-)

Re: Haiku Gets Five Student Slots for GSoC 2008

Surely I will :-)

Re: Haiku Gets Five Student Slots for GSoC 2008

Great news. I have been a 'lurker' for some time 'round here, trying out nightlies now and then, donating some money on occasion, and enjoying the progress Haiku has made. I love that Haiku can now boot, get online, and run Firefox and GoBe Productive (though with some bugs in both)-- on real hardware, no less!

This is a really exciting project, and I'd love to contribute to the Haiku Summer of Code if it gets off the ground. I'm not a programmer, but I'll do what I can!

Re: Haiku Gets Five Student Slots for GSoC 2008

ok good. I was thinking especially http://linux-mm.org/AdvancedPageReplacement to replace the LRU concept.