[Ffmpeg-cvslog] r5941 - trunk/doc/soc.txt

Mike Melanson mike
Mon Aug 7 18:29:35 CEST 2006

Michael Niedermayer wrote:
> Hi
> On Mon, Aug 07, 2006 at 11:37:06AM +0200, Luca Barbato wrote:
> [...]
>>> + Screen the students better regarding their commitments during the
>>> summer and skills.
> fully agree, maybe a few questions to check their knowledge of C would
> be nice before accepting them, that should be done realtime (IRC) to make
> cheating a little harder
> some questions about things like !!x, big/little endian, various pointers to
> pointers, int32_t vs int, relative speed of * + & % /, 
> difference of ++i vs. i++, differnt precission of float vs. double, security
> issues about checkung input, malloc(x*y) integer overflows, ...
> ability to work with diff/patch/svn, ...
>>> + Provide a more detailed and well-thought-through project list.
> yes, the whole was started too late before the deadline ...
> id also suggest that any ideas should be svn commited to our todo list
> immedeatly so we have a few ideas for the next soc
>> + Have weekly reports with a summary of the task done, due next week, in
>> late
> IMHO the svn(log) should already be enough

All good points. Recall, however, that the main reason I rushed to get 
into this program was to get someone who would do the tedious work of a 
WMV3 decoder. I think that part has been rather successful.

	-Mike Melanson

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