[webkit-dev] GSoC question

Eric Seidel eric at webkit.org
Tue Mar 25 13:24:20 PDT 2008


Glad to see you interested in WebKit GSoC.  My primary suggestion
would be that you join #webkit and meet the team.  From there we can
help you find areas of interest to you which should be doable by
someone of your experaince in the GSoC timeframe.

(MacDome on #webkit or eseidel when @ work)

On Tue, Mar 25, 2008 at 9:19 AM, james leung <james.leung at ualberta.ca> wrote:
> Hi,
>  I'm a computing science student who's been a long-time user of the
>  Webkit nightly builds, and since Webkit has joined GSoC this year, I'm
>  really interested in doing a project with it. I have a decent
>  knowledge of C (I've coded a few small web servers that implemented a
>  minimal subset of HTTP 1.1), and as my friends can attest, a fanatical
>  supporter of Webkit in general. I was intrigued in the DHTML and ARIA
>  UI projects because they're personally interesting to me, and the SVG
>  compliance bugs. For the former, links to bug pages and the Mozilla
>  docs were provided, but I was wondering if there was any additional
>  information. I'm still picking my way through the bugs linked on that
>  page, so if said information is found there, I apologize for not
>  getting there yet.
>  Also, I was wondering whether someone with my background (ie. 2-3
>  years of C with ~3 years of undergrad comp sci experience, no
>  experience with contributing to the Webkit project as of yet) could
>  become sufficiently familiar with the areas of the codebase necessary
>  to work on the DHTML/ARIA and/or SVG projects. Am I going to be
>  completely out of my league? Will be youthful naivity be painfully
>  crushed by the monolithic reality of the abyss that is SVG? Inquiring
>  mind(s) wish to know.
>  Thanks!
>  -james l
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