[Open-graphics] Google summer of code
ViktorPracht at gmx.de
Tue Feb 19 19:33:19 EST 2008
Timothy Normand Miller wrote:
> On 2/18/08, Kenneth Ostby <kenneo at langly.org> wrote:
> > Lourens Veen:
> > >We will need experienced developers to sponsor the SoC participants.
> > >This is probably a fun way to get involved for the more experienced
> > >hands that are lurking on this list as well ;-).
> > Yup, if we agree on starting such a project, we need "mentors". Could be
> > nice stealing some of the "lurkers" for that. Could be nice if we could
> > somehow poll the mood for something like this?
What is required of such a "mentor"? I'm experienced with software and know at least the theory of hardware design. I've even been toying with my own schematic editor (that 'Gtk with Haskell' idea), but after several months, there's still nothing usable due to lack of free time on my part.
I might enjoy guiding the implementation of an IDE, provided, it requires less time than doing it myself. Language, UI toolkit etc. wouldn't matter as much to me in this case.
> For the hardware IDE, I'm really in fear that I'll have a
> micromanagement fit. I know what I want and how I want the program to
> work. How hard is it to get random volunteers to do this, rather than
> injecting their own ideas into it?
Simple: you have to tell us all your ideas before the project starts. Then they can be made part of the requirements.
> Plus, what I'm asking for could be
> unreasonable. This really should be targeted to hardware engineers.
> I'm this weird hybrid hardware/software guy, so what I want may be
> strange to both hardware and software people.
Tell us anyway. I'll go first:
I'm a Supreme Commander fan. My idea of the perfect schematic editor involves a zoom-based UI like the one in Supreme Commander
which can switch to editing a different modules by zooming onto one. And some kind of semi-automatic P&R to avoid re-aligning stuff manually.
Some other people's idea is the Eclipse Verilog editor:
(BTW: has anyone tried it?)
What does _your_ perfect IDE look like? (For all values of "you" on this list.)
- Viktor Pracht
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