Re: [dev] GSoC 2010

From: Anselm R Garbe <>
Date: Wed, 3 Mar 2010 18:01:43 +0000

On 3 March 2010 16:38, yy <> wrote:
> 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.

I'd say Go sounds like an interesting lang for a decent MTA and issue
tracker, perhaps even considering the idea to implement werc in Go ;)

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