[Sugar-devel] Kartik - internship outside GSoC
jameson.quinn at gmail.com
Thu Apr 23 17:10:11 EDT 2009
I think we can definitely find a useful way for you to contribute and
fulfill your internship requirements. You should write more about what kind
of project would interest you; the suggestions below focus more on
communications, because that's what I know as your expertise, but if you are
interested in UI, security, graphics, or something else, there are probably
other ideas <http://wiki.sugarlabs.org/go/DevelopmentTeam/ProjectIdeas> for
I'm not really the person to talk to about communications. I was talking
with bemasc (benjamin schwartz, copied on this email) and we had two ideas:
- Some way of completing your original project idea without involving
Collabora/Telepathy too much. For instance, Bemasc mentioned Webdav, but
said "The problem is that it has no (standardized or otherwise) connection
to XMPP, so Collabora isn't much interested in shoving it into Salut in some
ad-hoc way.... So it would have to live outside of Salut, but still ask
Salut for the IP address associated with a given contact, etc.... Maybe it
could get its own Telepathy connection manager, but now this is really
getting out of control." In other words, you'd have to have some serious
conversations with him to redesign how this would work.
- One part of the original sugar design that has never been realized is
the ability to share in activities without previously installing them on
your machine. That would mean that whenever you joined a shared activity,
your copy of sugar would automatically download, install, and run a copy of
the host's version of the activity. It would require having a way to hash
activities; the ability to have more than one version of the same activity
simultaneously installed and running; some policy for garbage collecting old
installed activity versions; and teaching Sugar to appropriately use the
existing file transfer mechanisms in telepathy. I suspect that this project
would be more under your own control than your original proposal, and I
think that the time is ripe for Sugar to grow this functionality.
As to the paperwork for your internship requirements at your school, Walter
Bender (also copied on this mail) has said he could probably help you with
that. Talk to him.
Hope this helps, and good luck!
On Wed, Apr 22, 2009 at 11:46 AM, kartik rustagi <kashes911 at gmail.com>wrote:
> Hi Jameson,
> Sorry for the late reply, I was out of station. First of all thanks a
> lot for showing this gesture towards me, it really meant a lot. It
> would have been had I got through Gsoc but none the less my passion
> towards contributing to Sugar and open source in general still
> remains. Yes resume building was one of the reason for me to apply for
> Gsoc, but along with that it would have served as an internship that
> we must do in the coming months of June and July. I will have to talk
> to college authority whether working for Sugar will do the job or not.
> In the mean time can you please let me know the projects that have
> recently started or are yet to start and where I can fit in.
> Kartik Rustagi
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