[FFmpeg-devel] [RFC] Google Summer of Code 2013

Stefano Sabatini stefasab at gmail.com
Sat Feb 23 15:01:56 CET 2013

On date Friday 2013-02-22 10:33:30 +0000, Carl Eugen Hoyos encoded:
> Lou Logan <lou <at> lrcd.com> writes:
> > It's GSoC time again, so I'll get the ball rolling:
> > http://www.google-melange.com/gsoc/homepage/google/gsoc2013
> > 
> > I started a new ideas list:
> > http://wiki.multimedia.cx/index.php?title=FFmpeg_Summer_of_Code_2013
> I added the most obvious tasks, if possible we should imo 
> avoid "1st tier" and "nth tier", but only add projects 
> that we think make sense in GSoC (not necessarily that 
> they are easy or that we expect that they will be finished), 
> and at least possible in theory (as opposed to "rewrite 
> everything").

I'd rather avoid having a long list of "ideas" not backed up by a
candidate mentor, indeed what we lack is *not* ideas but mentors, and
the GSoC wiki page is not the place where "ideas" should be discussed
nor should be considered like a sort of wish list.

Right now I can see only two mentored tasks (libavfilter misc
extensions and the APNG implementation), thus I invite volunteering
mentors to add their proposed tasks.

As for me, I'd rather remove all orphaned "ideas", especially
considering that some of the adducted reasons for the past rejection
was not having "fleshed out tasks" and the lack of a strong mentor
backup plan, and I can't see how listing lots of ideas with no mentor
can help in this regard.

As for what concerns the IVTV filter, it can be considered part of the
libavfilter task, but of course I'm not against a separate task
focusing on telecine or more specific filters if we have a mentor for
that, and sure I'd like to discuss on which filters we should focus in
case the task is accepted, but again, that page is not the right place
for that.
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