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From Kay Schenk <>
Subject Re: proposed student project? desktop integration for debian
Date Tue, 02 Sep 2014 15:54:39 GMT
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


"Nothing will work unless you do."
                -- Maya Angelou

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