Turn fdo#45283 into a GSOC-project?

Kohei Yoshida kohei.yoshida at gmail.com
Thu Mar 22 07:04:03 PDT 2012

On Wed, 2012-03-21 at 23:47 +0100, Albert Thuswaldner wrote:
> Hi,
> Read on IRC today:
> [19:43] <mmeeks> kohei: we have all these eager GSOC students, and not
> enough tasks :-)
> If this is really the case, one idea is maybe to turn this into a GSOC-project?
> https://bugs.freedesktop.org/show_bug.cgi?id=45283
> I have not been able to start on this anyway (not even asked for
> feedback on the actual idea either). Too much other interesting stuff
> to do.

Well, the idea of that new worksheet manage dialog itself is quite good.
I too thought that Gnumeric's worksheet manager was brilliantly done.

That said, the tricky part with proposing GSOC tasks is not just the
idea itself, but also mentor availability.  Our past experience shows
that, if you propose a GSOC project just because you don't have time to
work on it, it's more likely that the project won't be successful.  In
my view, a good GSOC project would be something that you are planning to
work on with or without GSOC, and you are willing to work with a student
to get it completed.

In that light, and because you won't be available as a mentor for this
project (I guess?) and I'm already booked with two proposed GSOC
projects, we would need someone else willing to mentor this in order to
turn it into a GSOC project.

Michael, do you have a different view of this?


Kohei Yoshida, LibreOffice hacker, Calc

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