GS0C 2009 : The Fun Begins…

So I am almost like a month late…selection on 20th April and the  first update  today – fie on me ! And of course, need I mention the end-sems and the ‘God forsaken semester extensions”   (to put it in NG Srinivas’s  Godly words) ??

Anyways, like the good old Gujju saying goes….જાગ્યા ત્યારથી સવાર ! So here I am, with my first baby-steps with the Maemo SDK . While I am much more comfortable with Open Embedded and Bit-bake – that bit might also take quite some time, since I need to set up a build system from scratch. (don’t ask me why, for the answer leads to an issue I have been scoffed at many many times for, by classmates Arun and Suryakiran !)

Meanwhile, fellow GSoC-ers from the institute have been racing ahead with their projects and I only hope I can join the gang !

PS:  The post above skips the most important parts of the story… (talk about incoherency and inefficiency after night-out chains..)

1. My application and project details here and here is the wiki for the GSoC projects hosted by Maemo this year. Updates and technical details (which should follow soon) to be hosted here.

2.  On an unrelated note, Maemo is hosting 10 GSoC projects this year of which 2 are by Indians and 5 are Canola based.  There seems to be an astronomically huge amount of interest in Canola , after it going open source. I wish I was either a  multimedia freak (having lost touch with movies and quite a lot of music for I don’t know how long) or an application developer to be able to make some  sense of the hype.  Anyways, through the GSoC period I surely will…


5 thoughts on “GS0C 2009 : The Fun Begins…

  1. Congratulations again!
    1. What scoffing are you talking about? I didn’t get that part at all. Talk about incoherency 😛

    2. The Canola projects seem to involve Twitter, Picasa, and RTM. I don’t get how those have anything to do with multimedia…


    • Thanks! Good to know someone noticed my first report. [:P] BTW, you’ve got an ABSOLUTELY AWESOME site out there. [Bows down in deep worship]
      Its full of insights and I wish I could toy around even 1% of what you have done. (though I am not a robotics person, but the hacks are cool)


      • Thank you[humble]. Originally from Mumbai. But if you need anything from here(Boston,MA) let me know, I’ll be glad to help out.
        I usually work on uClinux on the Blackfin and have an N800 to toy around at times. Saving up for the BeagleBoard. That’s one heck of a device. In any case RSS’ed.


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