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From Amali Praveena Soban Kumar <>
Subject Re: proposed student project? desktop integration for debian
Date Wed, 03 Sep 2014 00:02:11 GMT
Alexandro said,"I am not sure how hard would that be but you can easily setup an
environment using a virtualbox with whatever os you need (debian,
suse, fedora, or... gulp... windows) and just compile there."

what I think is, creating a virtual machine with Ubuntu OS, downloading the source are easier
but compiling is not, depending upon the number of issues you face with while building for
KDE, and on the experience of the developer.I too agree with you as to "how hard would that

On Wednesday, 3 September 2014, 1:55, Kay Schenk <> wrote:

On Mon, Sep 1, 2014 at 11:55 PM, Andrea Pescetti <>

> On 02/09/2014 Kay Schenk wrote:
>> Would it be beneficial to have the students work on freedesktop
>> integration for our debian builds? I would prepare an issue with
>> pertinent details as far as I am able , but would rely on some of our
>> debian-based developers to fill in some pieces.
> It should work the other way round: someone who does have the skills to
> fully mentor a non-trivial project proposes it. Then other community
> members can surely step in and help, but proposing a project that relies on
> someone else doing (a crucial part of the) work is not the optimal
> situation. That said, it is surely better than nothing.

Well perhaps I didn't express this well. I could surely write up the specs,
dependencies,  for this and point the students to the specific code areas
to make this happen. But since I am not on a debian-based platform, or
Ubuntu as they are, I would not be able to help much with system specific

> You/we can also look, in the archives, at the several lists of possible
> projects we discussed or prepared for Summer of Code or similar
> initiatives: most of them remained vague proposals, stopped before we could
> have someone really competent to evaluate them also in terms of effort.
> Regards,
>   Andrea.

I understand. This is not a vague proposal but you make good points in any


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                -- Maya Angelou
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