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.

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?

Set yourself up

  • Set up your platform to build Hugin, Panotools and Enblend-Enfuse from SVN/CVS. Try to do it based on the instructions listed below.
    • Linux: Ubuntu or other, including BSD and other Unix
    • Mac OSX
    • Windows
  • If you decide to work on Lighttwist, ask for help on hugin-ptx.
  • If you need help, ask on hugin-ptx.
  • Report success on hugin-ptx.
  • If you find that the instructions can be improved, get a wiki account and do it, or suggest the improvements on hugin-ptx.
  • Produce a patch against Hugin's SVN repository to show proficiency of the toolchain and 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. Some ideas are listed in this ToDo List for Student Applicants.
  • Publish your patch for peer review on hugin-ptx. We do not consider applications without patches.

Your Photography Skills (Optional)

In your introduction on hugin-ptx tell us:

  • What camera gear do you use?
  • Do you photograph panoramas? please provide links to examples
  • Do you make other use of hugin/panotools than for stitching panoramas? please describe and show examples
  • Do you photograph otherwise? please provide links

You and Us

In your introduction on hugin-ptx tell us:

  • Were you involved in Hugin/Panotools development in the past? What was your contribution?
  • Were you involved in other OpenSource development projects in the past? which, when and in what role?
  • Why have you chosen your development idea and what do you expect from your implementation?

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?
  • 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.