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Another X.Org EVoC Proposed For OpenGL 4+ Tests

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Published on 22 April 2014 07:25 PM EDT
Written by Michael Larabel in X.Org
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A student out of Africa is hoping to develop OpenGL 4.0+ test cases for Mesa's Piglit for the X.Org Foundation as part of an Endless Vacation of Code project.

Announced yesterday were a bunch of Mesa/X/Wayland student projects to be worked on this summer by students attending university and participating in this year's Google Summer of Code. There's a ton of great open-source work Google is sponsoring that will hopefully be successful in the months ahead.

While the GSoC work is great and the X.Org Foundation has been involved most years, separate from that is the X.Org Endless Vacation of Code. The X.Org EVoC is the X.Org Foundation's own GSoC equivalent that they fund out of their own foundation money -- generated from corporate donors, etc. This is a very rarely advertised campaign put on by this foundation that also stewards Wayland, Mesa, etc.

Anyhow, sent out today was a proposal by Check Nyah, a university student in Cameroon, Africa. He's looking to work on OpenGL and GLSL test cases for OpenGL 4.0 and newer. It appears though his OpenGL / Mesa experience is limited, but we'll see where that goes, especially as X.Org has had some unfortunate troubles with sponsorships in foreign countries, etc. But the main purpose of this article is to bring up X.Org EVoC since its seldom advertised by the foundation or its stakeholders directly.

For any student readers of Phoronix that are also competent low-level programmers, the X.Org Foundation sponsors up to $5000 USD for various work throughout the entire calendar year via this program. Interested students can learn more via the X.Org Wiki. As a past example, an X.Org EVoC worked toward better OpenCL Gallium3D support.

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