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Exciting GSoC Projects For 2011

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Published on 25 April 2011 11:30 PM EDT
Written by Michael Larabel in Google
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Besides the exciting Mesa / Wayland / X projects accepted as part of this year's Google Summer of Code program, there's a number of other interesting projects for other open-source projects. Some of the other accepted projects include modularizing KDE's KWin compositing window manager, USB 3.0 support for Haiku, GIMP's GEGL library supporting OpenCL, a compositing window manager for Fluxbox, and bringing NetworkManager to FreeBSD.

Below is a list of some of the interesting and accepted Google Summer of Code projects spotted this evening.

- Port ZFS to the Haiku operating system.
- USB 3.0 and USB video driver support for the Haiku operating system.
- GnuCash cloud integration support with Google Docs.
- OpenCL support for the GIMP's GEGL (Generic Graphics) Library. This includes porting GEGL operations to OpenGL and supporting automatic memory management and migration of tiles to/from the GPU and CPU.
- CPU and memory optimizations for the GCC compiler.
- An ebuild generator for Gentoo.
- A location-aware GNOME Shell.
- Port NetworkManager to FreeBSD.
- Fluxbox to receive OpenGL / X Render compositing support similar to Compiz.
- ARM architecture support for CoreBoot
- Port Virtio drivers from NetBSD to DragonflyBSD to speed-up DragonflyBSD virtualization as a KVM guest.
- OpenCL, GLSL shader, and video decode support in Crystal Space
- Port the AbiWord word processor to using GTK+ 3.0.
- A variety of Blender animation program improvements: polishing the animation system, improved motion capture import and work-flow, fluid simulation improvements, dynamic paint support, and 3D audio support.
- The FFmpeg / Libav projects will hopefully receive Flash screen video support, play-lists support, updates to the Dirac video codec, and hardware accelerated H.264 video decoding on Android. The H.264 Android decoding will be done using Android's Stagefright multimedia framework.
- Modularize KDE KWin to better ready it for porting to the Wayland Display Server.
- QML video support for KDE's Win.
- Performance improvements for LibreOffice.
- An Arch Linux back-end to the OpenSUSE Build Service.
- SaX3 for openSUSE, a new version of SaX for xorg.conf settings generation.
- A SuSE bug reporting utility.
- NeXT emulation support for QEMU.
- Intel IA64 architecture user-level emulation support.
- Upstreaming the Android Emulator for QEMU.
- EXT4 snapshots in Fedora for yum, similar to the Btrfs snapshot feature.
- A generic re-striper for the Btrfs file-system to change between different RAID levels.
- Hot file-system backups for EXT4 snapshots.
- Super optimizations for LLVM.
- A Google Android port of the VideoLAN VLC program.
- An OpenGL interface to VLC.
- Improvement's to Wine's Explorer implementation.
- Port VirtIO to Xen.
- JPEG XR support for Mozilla Firefox.
- FUSE support for MINIX 3.
- Porting the NetBSD user-land to MINIX 3.

A list of the 2011 GSoC projects can be found on this web-page.

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