Google Summer of Code 2014 Ideas
Existing bugs marked "helpwanted" are a good source of project ideas.
- Be creative
- Be specific: what do you want to be implemented
- If you are willing to mentor those ideas, add your name and email to the idea.
- GSoC project ideas should align with an existing Eclipse project
- If you're an interested student, add your name and email next to the idea. It is ok to have several students interested in one idea.
- Aspiring students and mentors need to register and submit their proposals on the SoC app
If you were a mentor last year then you are automatically in the list this year (the GSoC site may require that you re-register, but we think of you as "in").
Note that we only accept as mentors people who are known to us. This includes Eclipse committers. If you would like to be a mentor, please either introduce yourself to the group using the soc-dev mailing list, or send a note to EMO.
Idea proposal should contain the following information:
- project title, like "WTP - Improve auto-complete in xml editor"
- description with links to bug reports, project wiki pages, etc
- Reporter: who submitted idea (optional e-mail)
- Possible Mentors: who would like to mentor the students
- More info: other links or e-mail
- Eclipse Project: link to main eclipse project that improvement is targeting
- Potential students: who is interested (with optional e-mail). This one completely informal, to actually be interested you need to submit the proposal. Contact the idea owner or possible mentor to get some details before submitting it.
These are some ideas. Students feel free to base your GSoC proposals on these ideas (note that you are more likely to find a mentor for an idea that has been proposed by a mentor). Some of these ideas can be factored into multiple projects; a GSoC project proposal can work on parts of these ideas (i.e. you don't necessarily have to do it all).
There are other sources of ideas. There are numerous bugs in the Eclipse Bugzilla issue tracking system marked as "helpwanted" that may give you ideas.