New ideas to KGeography

Aleix Pol aleixpol at
Thu Feb 16 13:24:30 UTC 2012

On Thu, Feb 16, 2012 at 2:15 PM, Laszlo Papp <lpapp at> wrote:
>> Well honestly a lot of GSoC people do the work then they leave an by leaving
>> they make me a sad person.
>> I don't care if it's GSoC or not, the important thing is that it's someone who
>> believes in the project past the initial rush. It's not about implementing a
>> feature but doing some work and maintaining it over the years.
> It varies a lot, I admit, but I think it is not that dramatic.
> Otherwise KDE projects would not do it that much as it is currently
> done. ;) We had distinct experience. The guy from the first GSoC, we
> had, is still around in our project. He contributed continously and
> next year as well, the following GSoC. Third year for him right now,
> and he is still around for maintaining the bits. I read many
> positive/negative stories. Too bad, you were on the negative side
> then. :/
> I personally experienced that as well so that skilled developers,
> working in the software industry, have been busy with many other tasks
> (company project, family, other hobbies, pastime projects and so
> forth) to take yet another one with full responsibility. I do not
> personally have any persistence where the volunteers come from. I am
> equal to all of them. It is just yet another option for trying to find
> someone. Just make sure, the goals are clear for the participants, and
> get maintainable code. =)
> Best Regards,
> Laszlo Papp
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You're right, maybe I get too dramatic sometimes.

Well, if there's any GSoC student here, think about it and make a kick
ass proposal. :)


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