Yesterday Google published the list of students accepted for Google Summer of Code (GSoC) – 2007. Coppermine has been allocated four students which is not bad considering just the first year in GSoC.
The major we are looking for from this project is the strong API for Coppermine. The stronger API will attract more developers from different platforms to contribute.
Then there is a Java based desktop client which will be utilizing the new API to give more powerful tool to users for uploading images to their websites. The client is expected to perform all the CPU eating processes on the client itself.
Next to follow are some of the features to be added to Coppermine’s core.
More details on each project can be found here.
Finally, I congraduate all the students who has been selected for Coppermine GSoC-2007 and wish them all the very best for their projects.
To those who had applied but were not selected, not to worry, we will be back with more projects next year.
Wow! We really got good response for Coppermine in GSoc, 07. As many as 35 applications are submitted by the students across the world starting from novice Coppermine users wanting to explore the world of open source to the expert programmers who have hacked into coppermine’s code to make it more feature rich. These guys (and ofcourse gals) are ready to build API’s, desktop clients and many more to make coppermine the best photo gallery software.
We are now looking forward to the next step, i.e. finallizing the student applications so that we can make the best out of their skills.
Coppermine Photo Gallery has been accepted in this years Google Summer of Code (GSoc) as a mentor organization. This is for the first time since GSoc has started back in 2005.
Visit Coppermine on GSoc here
We have also published the list of idea’s that we would like to be implemented by the students. If you have seen coppermine in past and interested in improving it, apply via GSoc web app. The instructions for the same can be found here
Google will give USD 4500 to the students successfully completing the task.
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