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openSUSE Participates in Google Summer of Code: Looking for Mentors, Projects, Students

March 18th, 2008 by

Zonker wrote the following:

I’m happy to announce that the openSUSE Project has been accepted to Google’s Summer of Code 2008! Now the real fun begins!

We’re now in the “interim period” for students to discuss application ideas with mentoring organizations. (That’d be us.) Students will then have from March 24th through March 31st to apply to Google. See our ideas page, and Google’s SoC 2008 FAQ for more info and timeline.

Kudos to Google for acting quickly on this — applications for organizations were due last Wednesday, and I was notified this afternoon that we had been accepted. That’s pretty speedy, given the number of applications I’m sure they had to read through.

Discussion about openSUSE’s participation in Google’s SoC 2008 is most appropriate on the opensuse-project mailing list.

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3 Responses to “openSUSE Participates in Google Summer of Code: Looking for Mentors, Projects, Students”

  1. Grósz Dániel

    “Reliable unmounting of removable media”
    “GNOME should tell you which processes are using the volume”

    Does this work in KDE? (Not for me.) Or why is the proposed project only for GNOME?

    • Andreas Jaeger

      GNOME and KDE might have different ways to do it – and supporting both might mean duplicating the work. These are proposals – feel free to edit it to add “and KDE” there.

    • Benjamin Weber

      Yes this already exists in KDE. If you press the eject button on your CD drive while a programme is using it (or eject via the GUI) KDE will inform you which processes are using the drive.

      http://bw.uwcs.co.uk/b/kde_mount_busy.png

      However, KDE does not provide you with any options for resolving this problem. It would be nice to have a “switch-to” button or a “kill” button.