The 6 successful Summer of Code applicants and their tasks have been
announced. (see message below)
There were about 20 SOC applications for OpenOffice that where judged
suitable to mentor, two applicants were judged suitable to perform
Bibliographic project projects tasks. One of these task was for the Basic
Citation Enhancements to Writer that we really need to get do to continue
with prototyping and other development work. However Google were only funding
six applicants for OpenOffice. The 6 finalists were chosen by the project
mentors (really the list of possible mentors - the list on recipients of the
email quoted below) who were given 5 votes to allocate to their favourite
Unfortunately neither of the two Bibliographic tasks were voted by the mentors
into the final six. In fact the only person to vote for the bibliographic
tasks was me !
Clearly we have some work to do in promoting the Bibliographic Project within
the OpenOffice community and within the Sun OpenOffice development team.
I am working on proposals to attend the OpenOffice Conference (OOoCon 2006) in
September and if these are accepted the conference will be a good place to
promote the Bibliographic Project.
I would be happy to receive suggestions from list members on how to improve
our status and visibility within OpenOffice.
the following 6 projects are above the line after the ranking period has
UNO service for grammar checkers in OOo Writer.
Bruno César Brito Sant'Anna Oliver Specht
Mac OS X's Aqua Porting of OpenOffice.org
Pierre de Filippis Bachard Eric
(Calc) Show formula syntax in tip help
Hugo André Amaral Rodrigues Niklas Nebel
Import Filter for WordPerfect Graphics files
Ariya Hidayat Fridrich Strba
Native SQLite driver - Project
André Klitzing Ocke Janssen
Implementation of BASIC Object Browser
Ramon Garcia Fernandez Andreas Bregas
I will welcome the students tomorrow after they received their
acceptance mail from Google.
I would like introduce some guidelines covering
- permission to publish student's name / email tied to the project
- request for JCA, SSH-key
- subscription to and usage of public lists
- relevant documentation in the wiki
- request for deliverables and schedule
- weekly report / blog
So I will bombard them early with all the formal requirements we should
put in place to avoid the mistakes we made last year.