Accéder au contenu principal

GSOC 2014, here I am!

It's all about taking and giving back

Some years ago, I discovered the principles of free software while becoming a happy GNU/Linux user (Ubuntu at this time). These principles have changed my vision of the world: I wanted to be part of this movement, I wanted to give back to the projects that gave me so much.

This is how I stopped being a laborer and became a computer science student, and I feel that I have enough knowledge to give something back.

The Google Summer of Code

I am very happy to say that I have been accepted to the 2014 edition of the Google Summer of Code!
Applying to this GSOC have been a stressful but already very enriching experience, the coding session haven't started yet but I already learned a lot!
I am sure it will be a great experience and that I will learn a lot on software engineering.

I decided to apply for GNOME because I simply love this desktop environment, from the experience I have using it to its software libraries.

This summer, my tutor will be Christophe Fergeau as I will hack on GNOME Boxes to make it offer to attach more than one monitor when creating a VM.

It certainly will be an interesting summer.

Commentaires

Posts les plus consultés de ce blog

The Path to GNOME Games 3.26

Games received a non-negligible amount of changes that you will find in 3.26. These changes can be big as much small, and more are to come!Building the Games CollectionGames presents your games collection and if everything goes as expected, it does so without the need of any input from you. From an implementation point of view it sounds simple to do, just ask Tracker “Hey, gimme all the games” and it’s done. If only it was that simple! 😃 The system has no idea which files represent games and which doesn’t, but it can associate a MIME type to each file thanks to shared-mime-info. shared-mime-info already had a few video game related MIME types and we added a lot more such as application/x-genesis-rom.That done, we can query Tracker for files having specific MIME types that we know to often represent video game files. Unfortunately, each of these files doesn’t necessarily represent a game and a game isn’t necessarily represented by a single file: some files may be invalid and hence rep…

GNOME Games 3.24

GNOME 3.24 will be out in a few weeks and with it will come Games 3.24. This new version will offer a few new features and many refinements, some of which have been implemented by new contributors theawless and Radhika Dua, kudos to them!Find how to get the latest nightly and (soon) stable Flatpak versions of Games on its web page.A Libretro Core Descriptor SpecificationIn its version 3.22, Games stopped using a hardcoded list of well known Libretro cores and instead looked for the right one to run a game by parsing files describing their corresponding Libretro core's capabilities. These files came from the libretro-super repository and were slightly modified to better suit Games' needs.The concept was great but the format of these files proved to be not very well suited for the job: many information were not useful to Games, some information it needed were lacking, the syntax wasn't specified, complex cases like firmwares were implemented in a messy way, some useful infor…

GNOME Gaming Handheld

Recently I got myself a GPD Win, to make it simple it's a PC in a Nintendo 3DS XL form factor, with a keyboard and a game controller. It comes with Windows 10 and many not too demanding games work perfectly on it: it's perfect to run indie games from Steam and for retro consoles emulation.But who simply want to play video games, let's make it fun, let's put a penguin in it! On this GNOME wiki page I'll report all my findings on Linux support on this machine, focusing mainly on OpenSUSE for the moment. Wouldn't it be awesome to have a fully working and easily installable GNOME desktop running Games and Steam on this machine? 😃