On da road again !

That’s it ! This summer again, i will participate to the Summer of Code program !

My last year’s contribution was for me a huge challenge, a way to learn a LOT of things, to meet and work with some very interesting people, and a big source of pride (even for my family, here we can see how much Google’s name mean something for the society nowadays).

This year, I’ll use the  knowledge I learned last year to rewrite the old plugin iWarp as a real internal Gimp tool. His pretty name will be the Gimp Warp Tool). That’s a feature that has been asked and waited for long. Here again, this tool will fit in the ‘big picture’, the future of Gimp (Gegl, live on-canvas preview, ..).

On a more personal note, it’s clear that my task this year is less challenging than last year (another deformation tool, structure relatively close..), and it’s kind of too bad. Nevertheless, it’s always great to work on a big project like Gimp, and users return it well most of the time. And hey, it’s cool to have his brain working during the summer =)

This time, I should be able to do the job right the first time (as opposition to the cage tool, that was kind of a prototype at the end of the summer), and avoid the 3 or 4 partial rewrite that was needed after the deadline. With a bit of luck, this tool can be included in Gimp 2.8. The start of the coding period is in fact not so far !

Expect news !

 

9 Responses 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.

  • Cage:

    Hi. Today using bing. This is an very well published document. I’ll be certain to take note of the idea plus get back to read additional of your helpful information and facts. Wanted article. I will definitely come back Cage.

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