Google Summer of Code 2012 Ideas page

Lydia Pintscher lydia at
Sat Mar 3 15:04:42 UTC 2012

On Sat, Mar 3, 2012 at 15:58, Alexander Rieder
<alexanderrieder at> wrote:
> 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.
> Hi,
> 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.

Ah alright. That's fine of course.


Lydia Pintscher -
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