Re: [dev] GSoC 2010

From: Uriel <>
Date: Thu, 4 Mar 2010 23:29:39 +0100

On Wed, Mar 3, 2010 at 5:38 PM, 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.

Yes! I love all this ideas!

> 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 completely agree. Suckless needs a cohesive goal, and creating the
components of a simple, clean and elegant development environment that
is true to the original Unix principles is a good such goal.


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> - yiyus || JGL .
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