Historical:GSOC 2011 Student Application

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Tell us who you are and at which University you're studying what at the moment. Please give us some background on yourself with a short bio and introduce yourself to the [groups.google.com/group/hugin-ptx hugin-ptx Google Group] we're looking forward to read your email. Then you should get yourself an account on this wiki and add your project proposal.

It's optional but nice if you also tell us about your photography skills in your introduction. What kind of photographic gear do you use, do you photograph panoramas? Show us some of your examples, preferably somewhere online, not attached to the email (i.e., show us your flickr, deviantart or some other online gallery of yours). If you make other use of hugin/panotools than for stitching panoramas we'd also like to hear about it. Such ideas are almost always very interesting.

Your Coding Skills

If you're adding a project proposal, make sure to let us know what platform you use to code. Tell us about your hardware and operating system. Then we'd like to know a bit more about your coding experience: Did you ever code in C or C++, or are you a guru in some other language?

Tell us more about your involvement with hugin/panotools in your introduction (not optional): Have you done some work in the past? What did you contribute to hugin/panotools? If you were involved with other OpenSource projects we are definitely interested to know more about this. Which project did you support, when and in what role?

Set yourself up

Get up and running with your system to build Hugin, Panotools and Enblend-Enfuse from our repository. Informations for several OSses can be found here: Fedora, OS X, Windows, Ubuntu and Gentoo.

Of you need help on compiling, ask on the mailing list. If you're successful, we'd like to hear it too. If you find an error/omission on the wiki page, do correct it, it's a wiki!

To show proficiency of the toolchain, we ask you to produce a patch against Hugin's repository. This helps us to assess your coding style. You can find ideas in our tracker, either bug reports or feature requests. Optimize your time, you don't have to impress us. Then talk about your your patch for peer review on our mailing list. We do not consider applications without patches.

NOTE: The stuff below is copied verbatim from 2009 and still needs an overhaul. But I don't have the time now...

Your Project

Add yourself/your project with a short synopsis to the list of projects on the wiki if you have not done so yet.

  • Start a wiki page to work on your proposal
  • What do you want to achieve?
  • Why have you chosen your development idea and what do you expect from your implementation?
  • If you have chosen an idea from our list, why did you choose this specific idea?
  • If you are proposing a project of your own, what is unique about it?
  • What makes you suited to carry the project?
  • How much time do you plan to invest in the project before, during and after the Summer of Code? (we expected full time 40h/week during GSoC, but better make this explicit)
  • Please provide a schedule of how this time will be spent on subtasks of the project. While this is only preliminary, you will be required to provide a detailed plan latest at the beginning of GSoC and during the project you will issue weekly progress reports against that plan.