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    Phoronix: The Most Interesting GSoC 2012 Projects

    Google has published their list of accepted projects for this year's Google Summer of Code. Here's a list of some of the most interesting projects that the student developers will be attempting...

    http://www.phoronix.com/vr.php?view=MTA5MjA

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    Correction: there are 1212 project, not 212.

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    Under the Debian project there is an effort to make for a smooth migration from sys-v-init to systemd
    However, Mark Shuttleworth said yesterday that:
    Rumours and allegations of a move from Upstart to SystemD are unfounded: Upstart has a huge battery of tests, the competition has virtually none. Upstart knows everything it wants to be, the competition wants to be everything. Quality comes from focus and clarity of purpose, it comes from careful design and rigorous practices. After a review by the Ubuntu Foundations team our course is clear: we’re committed to Upstart, it’s the better choice for a modern init, innit. For our future on cloud and client, Upstart is crisp, clean and correct.
    So, is Ubuntu gonna go alone with Upstart even if Debian switches to SystemD?

    To me Mark is wrong on this one: SystemD is not bloated or so, but rather it's the right tool to cut the loose system ends (guaranteed killing of process etc etc) that historically no Linux distro bothered fixing, until now.

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    Gotta give Google massive props for Summer of Code, it creates a huge influx of code for all sorts of open source projects and perhaps even more importantly there the potential of future long time contributors in these students.

    Lot's of interesting projects accepted. KDE seems to have hit the jackpot this year, something like 60 projects accepted!

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    Quote Originally Posted by asdx View Post
    And where is Xorg/Wayland?

    GSoC can suck me.
    afaik noone shared the detail of why xorg was not accepted but in a way it might not be needed in a way.

    Xorg is slowly being put aside and wayland has strong backing and a fulltime working dev team.

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    Coreboot wasn't accepted either.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 89c51 View Post
    Xorg is slowly being put aside and wayland has strong backing and a fulltime working dev team.
    Is this really true? Do you have a source? Is there someone other than Kristian working on Wayland full-time?

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    If those are the *most interesting* projects, I'd hate to see the list of those LESS interesting....

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    > Xorg is slowly being put aside and wayland has strong backing and a fulltime working dev team.

    That's a very shortsighted view, Wayland has nothing like NX, not even in its roadmap..
    GSocs to improve the free NX client, to integrate it into X, to fix some X issues (even if the transition happen, it'll take several years) would have been nice..

    And much more important than some of the "toy" GSoc which have been accepted .

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