On da road again !

Et voilà. Cette année encore, je vais participer au programme Google Summer of Code !

Ma participation à l’édition de l’an dernier aura été pour moi un énorme défi, un moyen d’apprendre énormément de chose, de rencontrer et côtoyer des gens très intéressants, et une grande source de fierté (même pour ma famille, c’est dire si le nom de Google veut dire quelque chose pour la société d’aujourd’hui).

Cette année, je vais pouvoir mettre à profit toutes ces connaissances engrangés l’an dernier pour réécrire l’ancien plugin iWarp comme un véritable outil interne à Gimp (dont le petit nom sera le Gimp Warp tool). C’est un outil qui a longtemps été demandé par les utilisateurs de Gimp. Là encore, cet outil s’intégrera dans la « grande vision » du futur de Gimp (Gegl, prévisualisation directement sur l’image, ..).

D’un point de vue plus personnel, il est clair que ma tâche de cette année présente moins de défi que l’an dernier (un autre outil de déformation, structure relativement proche ..), et c’est presque dommage. Néanmoins, c’est toujours sympathique de travailler sur un projet comme Gimp, et les utilisateurs le rendent bien la plupart du temps. Et puis, il faut bien faire travailler son cerveau pendant l’été =)

Cette fois, je devrais être capable de faire cet outil de la bonne façon, dès la première fois (et donc éviter les 3 ou 4 réécritures partielles qui ont suivit la période officielle de développement du programme Summer of Code). Avec un peu de chance, cet outil pourrait être intégré à Gimp 2.8. Le début de la période de code est finalement pas si loin !

A bientôt !

 

 

9 réponses à to “On da road again !”

  • Silvio Grosso:

    Hi Michael,

    I am *REALLY* glad you are working on Gimp again, through a Gsoc.
    Believe it or not, when I have read your name on the Google’s web-page it has been a great Joy :-)

    This time, I should be able to do the job right the first time

    Even though you did 3-4 partial rewrite of the Cage tool this is a testament of your love for Gimp!
    It would have been easier for you to just disappear after the Gsoc…

    With a bit of luck, this tool can be included in Gimp 2.8

    This would be, quite simply, *magnificent* and it is maybe the « true » challenge this year for your Gsoc ;-)

    Silvio

    • Michael:

      I am *REALLY* glad you are working on Gimp again, through a Gsoc.
      Believe it or not, when I have read your name on the Google’s web-page it has been a great Joy :-)

      Haha =) As said, users return well the effort =)

      Even though you did 3-4 partial rewrite of the Cage tool this is a testament of your love for Gimp!
      It would have been easier for you to just disappear after the Gsoc…

      You are right. They waste the opportunity to learn from talented hackers, and to do great things. At least half the students do that. But some of these are not in the GSOC program just for the money !

      This would be, quite simply, *magnificent* and it is maybe the « true » challenge this year for your Gsoc ;-)

      And the challenge would not be mine ! I’m pretty confident that I can do a working warp tool by the end of the coding period, because it would be close that what I did for the cage tool. The inclusion or not of this tool will depend of the release date of Gimp 2.8 =)

  • Silvio Grosso:

    Michael wrote:

    The inclusion or not of this tool will depend of the release date of Gimp 2.8 =)

    All in all, this is a classical win-win situation.

    If Gimp 2.8 is released before the end of August (which I doubt…) every Gimp user will be really grateful since this release is long overdue.

    On the other hand, if Gimp 2.8 is not released by the end of August, you will be able to add your project to it.
    This will make the upcoming 2.8 release even more powerful :-)

    Best of luck for your work!

  • n-pigeon:

    Good luck on your project :)

    ok so one tool from my wish list can be erased ;)

    THX!

  • It’s my turn to wish you good luck :)

    I wanted to do a GSoC last year but I couldn’t for technical reasons. When I saw your GSoC it really got me excited, and showed me that it is possible. That only increased my motivation for this year!

    Good luck with your GSoC, I am counting on seeing something that works from you :D Just don’t say that it may be easier than last year, because that is when usually bad luck happens ;)

    • Michael:

      So, let’s say I am 4 or 6 weeks ahead of the schedule, just because I know how things works in the Gimp codebase, i getting used to GObject … =)

  • YAFU:

    Hi Michael.
    Just wanted to say thanks for the Cage Tool. And now I learn that one of my favorite filters (IWarp) will become in a tool too. Excellent!
    I think both are very useful and will complement perfectly.
    Thanks.

  • Congrats for Google SOC .
    I really apreciate your efforts on GIMP. old Iwarp was cool but if you improve it ..man, you will do a super feature for gimp. including the undo feature, and more options or being faster. I will be following the project.

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