Fwd: [GSoC2014] Call for projects ideas and mentors

Alexander E. Patrakov patrakov at gmail.com
Thu Feb 6 00:03:48 PST 2014

Martin Peres wrote:
> Re-send to include the wayland and mesa mailing lists.
> Sorry for the noise
> -------- Original Message --------
> Subject: 	[GSoC2014] Call for projects ideas and mentors
> Date: 	Thu, 06 Feb 2014 01:03:05 +0100
> From: 	Martin Peres <martin.peres at free.fr>
> To: 	dri-devel at lists.freedesktop.org <dri-devel at lists.freedesktop.org>,
> xorg-devel at lists.x.org, xorg at lists.x.org, nouveau
> <Nouveau at lists.freedesktop.org>
> Hi, fellow graphics stack developers,
> Now that FOSDEM is over, it is time to think about the
> Google Summer of Code 2014!
> If you would like to propose a project for the GSoC 2014, please
> write your proposals at [1], before the 14th of February, in order
> to increase our chances of being an accepted organization.
> If you simply would potentially be interested in being a mentor,
> please also contact me as Google wants to have an estimate of
> the number of potential mentors we would have.

I think that a possible project for someone would be to implement the 
functionality in libinput (or possibly via uinput) where a fingerprint reader 
could act as a scroll wheel for the touchpad. This functionality is common on 
Windows laptops, but completely missing in the Linux input stack. Yes, 
alternative scroll methods exist, so this is low-priority.

One complication would be to ensure that the primary (authentication-related) 
functionality of the fingerprint reader is preserved.

Note: I am not a student, and won't qualify as a mentor, either. So this is 
just an abstract idea for somebody to pick up.

Alexander E. Patrakov

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