Google Summer of Code 2017 Project Ideas for wxWidgets

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Google Summer of Code 2017 Project Ideas for wxWidgets

Postby catalin » Thu Feb 02, 2017 9:46 am

Hello,

This year wxWidgets would like to participate in GSoC once again. The last edition in which wxWidgets participated was in 2014 and it was particularly successful, having 6 projects accepted and all ending with success.

I'd like to encourage anybody who has a particular need, can think of something really useful that is missing from the framework or has a good project idea, to bring it up for discussion here or on wx-dev mailing list, before March 29th.

See the current list of project ideas.

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Re: Google Summer of Code 2017 Project Ideas for wxWidgets

Postby coderrc » Thu Feb 02, 2017 1:27 pm

I saw that you think the Ios port needs work. Is the android port in better shape? I have a project in mind that I would like to have running under windows, linux, and android, but I haven't yet really looked into whether or not wxWidgets will be viable for it.

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Re: Google Summer of Code 2017 Project Ideas for wxWidgets

Postby doublemax » Thu Feb 02, 2017 1:50 pm

Is the android port in better shape?
No, it's in unusable state.

As much as it hurts to say this, but wxWidgets on mobile is dead. You really need at least one dedicated developer per port who works on it, and there is none for both Android and the iOS port.
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Re: Google Summer of Code 2017 Project Ideas for wxWidgets

Postby catalin » Thu Feb 02, 2017 1:51 pm

coderrc wrote:Is the android port in better shape?

No, the Android port is very out of shape unfortunately. The changes started in 2014 can be found here, if you want to fork it.

coderrc wrote:I have a project in mind that I would like to have running under windows, linux, and android, but I haven't yet really looked into whether or not wxWidgets will be viable for it.

I think you misunderstood the purpose of GSoC. It is about contributing to an open source project, not about using the open source code in a personal project.

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Re: Google Summer of Code 2017 Project Ideas for wxWidgets

Postby coderrc » Fri Feb 03, 2017 1:22 pm

catalin wrote:
coderrc wrote:I have a project in mind that I would like to have running under windows, linux, and android, but I haven't yet really looked into whether or not wxWidgets will be viable for it.

I think you misunderstood the purpose of GSoC. It is about contributing to an open source project, not about using the open source code in a personal project.


No, sorry I simply failed to communicate effectively. I was attempting to express that I would like to support the idea of getting the android port into a useable state as part of GSoC.

Then if that were to happen I could use wxWidgets for the project(s) I have in mind that include the android platform. Otherwise i'm stuck maintaining an entirely seperate codebase for android probably using java ::vomit::

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Re: Google Summer of Code 2017 Project Ideas for wxWidgets

Postby catalin » Fri Feb 03, 2017 2:45 pm

coderrc wrote:I would like to support the idea of getting the android port into a useable state as part of GSoC.

That would be simply awesome. But, on the realistic side, wxAndroid chances are so remote that it would need a very promising application for it to be considered again as a viable project and not a waste of time.

You should start by cloning the git repository, get the code to build, get the hang of it, see what is already there and what is missing and see in what way you could enhance that code. Please post here or on the mailing list about your progress. Good luck!

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Re: Google Summer of Code 2017 Project Ideas for wxWidgets

Postby ONEEYEMAN » Fri Feb 03, 2017 3:39 pm

Just to add to catalin' responce - it is more realistic to continue with wxQt that can be used on Android than with wxAndroid itself. See the same year GSoC project.


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