Re: [dev] GSoC 2010

From: Uriel <>
Date: Thu, 4 Mar 2010 23:48:23 +0100

On Thu, Mar 4, 2010 at 12:40 PM, Szabolcs Nagy <> wrote:
> let me summarise the ideas so far:
> stali
> ld wrapper
> window system
> bug and issue tracker
> improve dmc (mail)
> widget tool kit
> dwm in go
> text indexing
> ssl cert validation for surf
> text editor
> improve st (terminal)
> port scanner
> if we need to focus the application in one area then these are not
> very good i guess..

st and dmc are two projects that without doubt should be rewritten in Go.

Window system, widget toolkit, text editor, and text indexing seem too
general/unfocused/ambitious/limited. In my experience this kinds of
GSoC projects are a bad idea and tend to produce useless mush (if they
produce anything at all).

Port scanner seems way too unrelated and unconnected to most of what
suckless does (I'm not against it, but doesn't seem like a good idea
if Google already thinks suckless is too much of a random bag of

SSL validation for surf is plain stupid, why the hell is a whole
project needed for that? Could just as well propose writing a
replacement for OpenSSL (and yes, OpenSSL *sucks*, but if you think
you can replace it you are an idiot).

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