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GSoC candidate introduction / ideas

Stjepan Brkić
Hi!

My name is Stjepan Brkić and I’m a undergrad computer science student at University of Zagreb (Croatia) / FER.
I’m seriously considering applying to this years GSoC with GNUStep as the project I’d like to work on.


I would like to thank Ivan Vučica for talking me into this, we talked about the project already and Ihave a basic understanding
of the project and stuff that needs work.

I have reasonable experience with C, OpenGL, Linux/UNIX, and Objective-C as the last addition to the list.

Anyways, I checked out the GSoC Ideas List , as well as some Wishlists and I have a rough list of candidate tasks which I’d like to work on.
Most of them are focused on Core Animation.

I was just wondering if you have any additional tips,tricks,questions or wishes regarding GNUStep and GSoC.

Cheers,
Stjepan

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Re: GSoC candidate introduction / ideas

Fred Kiefer
Hi Stjepan,

welcome to the GNUstep mailing list. I am you possible co-mentor if you get accepted to the GSoC. As the time to apply is already running out I don’t want to convince you of any specific task just choose what ever suits you best.  As the places in the GSoC are limited it would be great if you could convince us that your participation will result in a positive contribution to GNUstep. For this it would be nice to learn a bit more about your previous programming experience. I understand that you are new to Objective-C but this language is easy to learn if you already know C and object oriented concepts. Just tell us a bit what coding you have done before and feel free to ask a lot of questions about GNUstep.

Cheers,
Fred

> Am 22.03.2018 um 15:50 schrieb Stjepan Brkić <[hidden email]>:
>
> Hi!
>
> My name is Stjepan Brkić and I’m a undergrad computer science student at University of Zagreb (Croatia) / FER.
> I’m seriously considering applying to this years GSoC with GNUStep as the project I’d like to work on.
>
>
> I would like to thank Ivan Vučica for talking me into this, we talked about the project already and Ihave a basic understanding
> of the project and stuff that needs work.
>
> I have reasonable experience with C, OpenGL, Linux/UNIX, and Objective-C as the last addition to the list.
>
> Anyways, I checked out the GSoC Ideas List , as well as some Wishlists and I have a rough list of candidate tasks which I’d like to work on.
> Most of them are focused on Core Animation.
>
> I was just wondering if you have any additional tips,tricks,questions or wishes regarding GNUStep and GSoC.
>
> Cheers,
> Stjepan

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Re: GSoC candidate introduction / ideas

Stjepan Brkić
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Hi Stjepan, 

welcome to the GNUstep mailing list. I am you possible co-mentor if you get accepted to the GSoC. As the time to apply is already running out I don’t want to convince you of any specific task just choose what ever suits you best. 

Hi!

I already decided — I’d like to work on Core Animation and its integration with AppKit. I think it suits my skillset best. Work on UIKit was also an option, but given the fact that I never did any iOS development, AppKit seems like a natural choice to me.

s the places in the GSoC are limited it would be great if you could convince us that your participation will result in a positive contribution to GNUstep. For this it would be nice to learn a bit more about your previous programming experience. 

Most of my code used to be Python 3. I fell in love with it and in ~4 years of doing python, I did a bunch of smaller projects - most of which were of personal use. An example would be a simple web app that periodically scraped  my local public bus timetables and provided info when was the next bus taking off. But I guess Python isn’t really relevant for this project.

In the last 3 years I gained substantial experience in C - mostly (but not only) through my Computer Science, Algorithms, and OS university courses. I wrote a couple of side projects, the last being a 3D rendering engine backed by OpenGL.

I also did a fair share of UI programming, but most of it was in GTK. I did some rudimentary native OS X development, but a lot has changed in the ecosystem since then.

The last couple of weeks I spent tinkering and researching Cocoa internals. It seems super interesting. I’m excited about some asprects of the CA integration - CARenderer for example - as it apperas to have a fair share of computer science packed in.

I understand that you are new to Objective-C but this language is easy to learn if you already know C and object oriented concepts. Just tell us a bit what coding you have done before 

Exactly. I recently dived into Objective C more seriously, and I love it. I covered all the basics and am now tinkering with some more complex parts of the language, as well as exploring the Foundation framework.

and feel free to ask a lot of questions about GNUstep. 

Thanks. I’ve been mostly harassing Ivan with a bunch of questions, but I don’t doubt there will also be questions for the rest of the people involved with the project :)


Stjepan







On 25 March 2018 at 23:36:11, Fred Kiefer ([hidden email]) wrote:

Hi Stjepan,

welcome to the GNUstep mailing list. I am you possible co-mentor if you get accepted to the GSoC. As the time to apply is already running out I don’t want to convince you of any specific task just choose what ever suits you best. As the places in the GSoC are limited it would be great if you could convince us that your participation will result in a positive contribution to GNUstep. For this it would be nice to learn a bit more about your previous programming experience. I understand that you are new to Objective-C but this language is easy to learn if you already know C and object oriented concepts. Just tell us a bit what coding you have done before and feel free to ask a lot of questions about GNUstep.

Cheers,
Fred

> Am 22.03.2018 um 15:50 schrieb Stjepan Brkić <[hidden email]>:
>
> Hi!
>
> My name is Stjepan Brkić and I’m a undergrad computer science student at University of Zagreb (Croatia) / FER.
> I’m seriously considering applying to this years GSoC with GNUStep as the project I’d like to work on.
>
>
> I would like to thank Ivan Vučica for talking me into this, we talked about the project already and Ihave a basic understanding
> of the project and stuff that needs work.
>
> I have reasonable experience with C, OpenGL, Linux/UNIX, and Objective-C as the last addition to the list.
>
> Anyways, I checked out the GSoC Ideas List , as well as some Wishlists and I have a rough list of candidate tasks which I’d like to work on.
> Most of them are focused on Core Animation.
>
> I was just wondering if you have any additional tips,tricks,questions or wishes regarding GNUStep and GSoC.
>
> Cheers,
> Stjepan

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Re: GSoC candidate introduction / ideas

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> Am 26.03.2018 um 10:35 schrieb Stjepan Brkić <[hidden email]>:
>
>>
>> welcome to the GNUstep mailing list. I am you possible co-mentor if you get accepted to the GSoC. As the time to apply is already running out I don’t want to convince you of any specific task just choose what ever suits you best.
>
> I already decided — I’d like to work on Core Animation and its integration with AppKit. I think it suits my skillset best. Work on UIKit was also an option, but given the fact that I never did any iOS development, AppKit seems like a natural choice to me.

Great choice! That will allow us to bring the excellent work that Ivan has put into Core Animation into general use. Of course limited to the opal backend, but we will fix that up a bit and make it usable, right along with your work on Core Animation integration.

Ivan will already have explained to you that GNUstep gui has different drawing backend one of them is based on the Core Graphics reimplementation called opal. It is currently basically working but still has a lot of deficits.


>> s the places in the GSoC are limited it would be great if you could convince us that your participation will result in a positive contribution to GNUstep. For this it would be nice to learn a bit more about your previous programming experience.
> Most of my code used to be Python 3. I fell in love with it and in ~4 years of doing python, I did a bunch of smaller projects - most of which were of personal use. An example would be a simple web app that periodically scraped  my local public bus timetables and provided info when was the next bus taking off. But I guess Python isn’t really relevant for this project.
>
> In the last 3 years I gained substantial experience in C - mostly (but not only) through my Computer Science, Algorithms, and OS university courses. I wrote a couple of side projects, the last being a 3D rendering engine backed by OpenGL.
>
> I also did a fair share of UI programming, but most of it was in GTK. I did some rudimentary native OS X development, but a lot has changed in the ecosystem since then.
>
> The last couple of weeks I spent tinkering and researching Cocoa internals. It seems super interesting. I’m excited about some asprects of the CA integration - CARenderer for example - as it apperas to have a fair share of computer science packed in.

Oh yes, there is a lot of interesting stuff hidden is this little library and quite a few places where expansions are possible :-)

>> I understand that you are new to Objective-C but this language is easy to learn if you already know C and object oriented concepts. Just tell us a bit what coding you have done before
> Exactly. I recently dived into Objective C more seriously, and I love it. I covered all the basics and am now tinkering with some more complex parts of the language, as well as exploring the Foundation framework.
>
>> and feel free to ask a lot of questions about GNUstep.
> Thanks. I’ve been mostly harassing Ivan with a bunch of questions, but I don’t doubt there will also be questions for the rest of the people involved with the project :)

If you get accepted, Ivan will be your main mentor, but the whole list will be ready to help you with specific issues.


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