LibreCAD plans on participating in GSoC 2013 (if accepted). Google Summer of Code is an opportunity to connect open source projects with students to give the students an opportunity to "flip bits, not burgers" during their summer holiday. This page will bring together ideas from developers to give Google and perspective students lists of contacts and potential projects.
See the potential projects below. It is a VERY good idea to contact potential mentors prior to applying to help in your application, the earlier the better! You should also subscribe to our mailing list (http://forum.librecad.org/LibreCAD-dev-f4361976.html) to introduce yourself and visit our IRC channel (#librecad on irc.freenode.net). Also explore our feature request tracker on SourceForge (http://sourceforge.net/tracker/?group_id=342582) for additional ideas if you'd like to propose something else.
A template application is found on the Student Application Template wiki page.
The application deadline for students is May 3, but you should contact perspective mentors very early. More info on the application schedule is available here: http://www.google-melange.com/gsoc/events/google/gsoc2013. All applications must be made through Google here: http://www.google-melange.com/gsoc/homepage/google/gsoc2013.
LibreCAD Idea List
What is an Ideas list?
An Ideas list should be a list of suggested student projects. This list is meant to introduce contributors to your project's needs and to provide inspiration to would-be student applicants. It is useful to classify each idea as specifically as possible, e.g. "must know Python" or "easier project; good for a student with more limited experience with C++." If your organization plans to provide a proposal template for the students, it would be good to include it on your Ideas list. Keep in mind that your ideas list should be a starting point for student proposals; we've heard from past mentoring organization participants that some of their best student projects are those that greatly expanded on a proposed idea or were blue-sky proposals not mentioned on the ideas list at all. A link to a bug tracker for your open source organization is NOT an ideas list.
LibreCAD Idea List Template
from http://community.kde.org/GSoC/2011/Ideas CC-BY-SA-3.0
Title of Project
When adding an idea to this section, please try to include the following data:
- a brief explanation
- the expected results
- pre-requisites for working on your project
- if applicable, links to more information or discussions
- your name and email address for contact (if you're willing to be a mentor)
- backup mentor name and email address for contact
If you are not a developer but have a good idea for a proposal, get in contact with relevant developers first.