Re: [dev] GSoC 2010

From: yy <>
Date: Wed, 3 Mar 2010 17:38:31 +0100

I'm still a student (PhD student, but that's fine for Google), so I
will probably apply to participate as a student.

Since Go was released I have been playing with it. Is there any
interest in the Go port of dwm? This would probably include the
improvement of the xgb go package (which I don't know if it is fine,
since Google's projects like Go cannot take part in GSoC). Other part
of the project could be writing a widget toolkit, at least for the
status bar and, eventually, dmenu, but could include more widgets to
be a full toolkit (as Kurt suggested), or use the Go draw pkg (which
should be inproved too). I have some vague ideas about a layout
interface which could be shared between dwm and the widget toolkit.
I'm also interesting in porting dio to Go, if you think that would
make a nice project or could be included with the dwm port.

That said... I think what Google meant about lack of focus is that
writing software that sucks less is what everybody is trying, but not
a concrete objective. You could call dwm/dmenu/surf and the rest of
suckless projects part of a "desktop environment" (I know, I also hate
that name) or, even better, a "development environment" (the first one
not including an editor!). IOW, I think a goal clearer than "suckless
software" is needed.

- yiyus || JGL .
Received on Wed Mar 03 2010 - 16:38:31 UTC

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