I've received 2 emails asking for more blogging and info about current klik2, especially since FOSDEM 2008.
Unfortunately, I don't have much time these weeks for 'FOSS-work', due to pressing 'work-work' duties. Since about October, I'm entangled deeply (too deep, if you ask me) in a major project that leads me to spend 5-6 days a week in Frankfurt (250 km away from home), with 12-14 hours a day on a customer site. Now compute: how much time does that leave me on evenings (in the Hotel) and weekends (at home), given that one-way travel time Stuttgart <=> Frankfurt is about 3 hours, and daily travel time inside Frankfurt is about 30 minutes?
This project takes much longer than initially thought. (Also, it involves only a very little bit of Linux, Solaris and Open Source, and much more MS Windows and proprietary software.) However, now there's the first light at the end of the tunnel. A few more weeks, and sometime mid-May my routines will be back to more normal.... *sigh*.
Anyways, while there are some more current klik2 development news, here's just one item for now: GSoC!
We give a short description of each idea, as well as listing required skills and expected difficulty level to implement it, the programming language to use and some reference links to study:
We do not yet know if Google will pick us. They'll announce the list of mentoring organizations early next week only.
We know some high-profile people and organizations are keeping an eye on klik's progress, and wishing us well. See for instance this statement we recently found: >
Where to find this? It was in a posting to the LSB-'packaging' list. Who said it? It was Dan Kegel, who works for Google (mainly on Wine-related stuff, AFAIU). Does this forebode a favorable outcome for our GSoC application? I don't know. Dan may not be involved with the GSoC decision at all, and not even care that much...
However, even if we aren't amongst the selected 'Google GSoC Few': this list of potential student projects should be of interest to anyone who wants to join us regardless of GSoC and help with klik2 development and testing.