Google Summer of Code 2012 Ideas page

Alexander Rieder alexanderrieder at
Sat Mar 3 14:58:07 UTC 2012

On Saturday 03 March 2012 15:34:50 Lydia Pintscher wrote:
> On Sat, Mar 3, 2012 at 15:35, Alexander Rieder
> <alexanderrieder at> wrote:
> > This would indeed be nice, and has been requested several times by users.
> > But I have already been contacted by another student who wants to work on
> > the worksheet interface for his summer of code project. He already has
> > been working on cantor before and his idea would benefit all the
> > available backends, so I promised him that I'd mentor it. So I'm not
> > available to mentor this idea, but if anybody else wants to, it would be
> > a welcome addition to Cantor.
> Please do not promise students anything. It is bad for several reasons:
> * We don't even know yet if KDE will be accepted as a mentoring org.
> * If we are going to be accepted we don't yet know how many slots KDE
> will get and how they will be distributed.
> * We want as many excellent students to apply as possible. Everyone
> has the same chances. We don't tell anyone no before Google announces
> the official selection of students. Before that nothing is final.

sorry for the bad wording from my side.
I didn't really promise him that he would get to be a SoC student.
All I did promise, was that if KDE gets into GSoc and he applies, that I would 
step up as a possible mentor.


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