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Subject: Re: [boost] [SoC] Summer of Code Project Ideas
From: Mateusz Loskot (mateusz_at_[hidden])
Date: 2010-03-08 20:36:01

Mateusz Loskot wrote:
> Andrew Sutton wrote:
>> == Infrastructure Projects==
>> Projects that aren't part of Boost, but help us improve the quality of Boost
>> might make decent projects, but we've never had one proposed or accepted
>> that I'm aware of. Remember, we can't accept documentation projects so
>> "Write my documents" will not be a good student project (unfortunately ;)
> What could that be?

* GotBoost? Website

A Cookbook-like website for Boost sounds as a good idea for this category.

>> ==Applications of Boost==
>> This is a little different... It might be a good idea to have students build
>> real (example?) applications that use the Boost C++ Libraries. There are a
>> number of real benefits to having students work in this space. First, these
>> applications are very obvious clients of Boost. They can provide immediate
>> feedback on issues with the interface, usability, correctness, performance,
>> documentation, etc. Second, they might make really good examples of best
>> practice for using Boost. Third, they probably make nice student projects.
> It could also include projects for integrating/collaboration between
> Boost libraries. For instance, number of ideas have been discussed
> about integrating Boost Geometry and Boost Polygon libraries in terms of
> using types of one with algorithms of the other one, etc.
> Another interesting proposals could be projects integrating GIL
> (rasters) with Geometry (vectors). For example, implementation of
> algorithms for rasterisation of vectors or vectorization of rasters
> seem to be ideal candidates for extensions.

Another example dug out from previous proposals, I think worth
reconsideration, could be

* A graphical front-end to Boost.Test

Best regards,

Mateusz Loskot,
Charter Member of OSGeo,

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