My application for Season of KDE 2011

todd rme toddrme2178 at
Thu May 5 19:25:51 BST 2011

On Tue, May 3, 2011 at 10:33 AM, tushar mehta <mehtatus at> wrote:
> ---------- Forwarded message ----------
> From: tushar mehta <mehtatus at>
> Date: Mon, May 2, 2011 at 9:25 PM
> Subject: My application for Season of KDE 2011
> To: kde-soc-mentor at
> Hello all :)
> I applied for the GSoC-2011 for KIO application but did get selected for it.
> I am still looking for project in this summer in KDE.
> I have no specific project in my mind. I don't know which projects are
> allocated
> to students for GSoC-2011 so any project appropriate for me according to my
> profile
> I can work on.
> If any project which is not related to KDE or any other project which fits
> to my profile
> and any mentor wants me to work I can work on it.
> I would like to prefer for project in which system programming is involved.
> I have no experience in graphics side programming.
> Very little experience in scripting and web site development.
> I am good at C and C++.
> Any system programming related project will be perfect for me :)
> My specific interest includes kernel programming( I am beginner in it :) )
> To explore more about my interest I did many projects on Linux based
> Operating System from my UG only.
> Here are some area on which I have worked till date:
> - I worked as an embedded engineer for 1.5 years in
> eInfochips.(
> - During my job I made Linux Ethernet driver for DaVinci based SoC.
> - I also worked on network protocols like IGMPv3 as part of protocol
> verification project.
> I did my UG( Computer Science as Major ) and currently I am doing
> my M.Tech ( Software Engineering as Major )
> in International Institute of Information Technology, Bangalore, India.
> During My 1st and 2nd Semester I did following projects:
> - Made Chromium secure live USB by removing hard disk driver
>   from it and made appropriate changes to make it bootable via USB.
> - I have also coded one Linux kernel module which was keeping track of IPC
>   object(i.e. Semaphore) waiting process queue.
> Here is the major projects details and some source code that I have done
> till:
> I am planing to take advanced operation system as my one of the main
> subject. So if I am getting
> any project related to it, I can talk to my professor and can request him to
> consider it
> as project elective. So that I can work on it for next 6 month also.
> I would like to work for any project that is appropriate according to my
> profile.
> If there are any other projects available then also I am open to work for
> it.
> I can also do work for any application.
> I like to work for open source and want to explore this world.
> I am expecting from this project a good learning experience plus a good
> bridge
> between open source organization and my institute.
> Let me know what is I need to do further.

Another potential KIO project: fuse support or some sort of mounting
of KIO slaves.  Currently only KDE applications support kio slaves.
GNOME applications and commandline applications cannot use it.  Having
KIO slaves automatically mounted somewhere so they can ba accessed by
non-KDE applications would help interporability a lot.  GIO (gnome's
equivalent) already does this (mounting them in a hidden directory).
I am not sure what the best approach to this would be, though.  There
was some work done on this in the KIO-fuse project, but it seems to
have been abandoned.


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