Re: [Evolution] Own project / idea for Google
summer of code 2009





On Fri, Mar 27, 2009 at 14:17, Chris G <cl@xxxxxxxx> wrote:
On Fri, Mar 27, 2009 at 12:32:13PM +0100, Pavol Srna wrote:
> Hello,
>
> I would like to discuss my own project / idea for Google summer of code 2009
> and if you are interested in, then I would like to find a potential mentor for
> this project.
>
What's the function of a mentor in this context?

I am new to Google summer of code. Now after some talk on IRC chat, I have found out that it is not necessary to have a mentor assigned to an idea before the application writting will start. However, it is good to know if also the developers thing that my idea is worthy. So I would like to appeal to the evolution developers if they would be so kind and take a look at my idea. And to your question, a mentor , from my point of view, is a person usually a developer, who can help and guide student with / through his project.
 

> I am a daily user of GNOME desktop environment and I am missing useful,
> user-friendly synchronization support with the possibility of broader settings
> between Evolution (Calendar, phonebook etc.) and mobile devices (Nokia hand
> phones and so on) via bluetooth. I will introduce a plug-in for Evolution which
> can easily prepare the mobile device for synchronization, and which let the
> user set up a variety of synchronization settings and in really user-friendly
> way synchronizes all the required data in both directions.
>
Yes, so do I!  I use xubuntu so I'm not fully Gnome but Gnome
applications such as Evolution are fully supported.


> According to the format disclosure at http://live.gnome.org/SummerOfCode2009/
> Ideas:
>
> Evolution: Synchronization with mobile devices via bluetooth
>
>   • Benefits: Better, user-friendly, competitive synchronization ability with
>     broader settings between Evolution (calendar, phonebook, etc.) and mobile
>     devices.
>
>   • Requirements: C programming knowledge, GObject-system knowledge, knowledge
>     of plug-in writing for evolution
>
>   • Description: Write a plug-in, which will provide a synchronization ability
>     between evolution (calendar, phonebook) and mobile devices in both
>     directions. The plug-in should be user-friedly with the possibility of
>     broader settings and should support as many mobile devices as possible.
>
My one suggestion would be not to limit it to Bluetooth as this will
mean that some users (like me) won't be able to use it because we
don't have Bluetooth on our computers.  My Nokia (E71) has Wireless
LAN capability and I believe that would actually be more universally
useful.

>
>
> With best regards, Pavol Srna.

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