[Ffmpeg-devel] Google Summer Of Code
Tue Apr 25 00:55:51 CEST 2006
Roman Shaposhnick wrote:
> For a couple of weeks everywhere I look folks mention Google's
> Summer of Code. I guess its a good thing, but having tried the
> same format internally I have my doubts at how effective it
> might be.
Google seems to think that the overall initiative was successful enough
last year that it warrants an expansion this summer. So that's at least
a little encouraging.
> These were good ones. However, from my personal experience it is
> usually beneficial to have a wide range of projects in terms of
> complexity. And in my book, the ones you've submitted are pretty
True. I sometimes have to remind myself that I have been doing this for
a little while and that someone new may need some time to get up to
speed. At least I didn't suggest any projects that involve binary
reverse engineering. :)
> More simple ones would be working on ffmpeg.c/ffserver.c.
> I thinks everyone who uses ffmpeg.c/ffserver.c has their favorite
> list of things which don't quite work, but are not hopelessly
> broken so there's no point in fixing them right away. I certainly
> do have mine.
Another task I had in mind was to investigate code refactoring. But
that one is a little harder to define in terms of deliverables. Maybe
the end goal would be to refactor libavcodec so that it is possible to
enable/disable indvidual encoders and decoders.
> P.S. And docs, don't forget that not all of the students are competent
> programmers and some of them could be made happy by being exposed to
> the technology, but not challenged by it.
Are you referring to writing documentation as a project?
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