[Etoys] Reminder hackontest.ch: What feature would you like to
see in Squeak/Etoys/Scratch/OpenCroquet/Seaside/Sophie/...?
karl.ramberg at comhem.se
Wed May 7 08:04:56 EDT 2008
Markus Gälli wrote:
> Hi folks
> as I pointed out earlier I've registered Squeak on
> "Can you code 24 hours non-stop? Hackontest is a new Google-sponsored
> 24-hour programming competition between different open source
> projects. Its goals are to enhance Free Software projects according
> to user needs and to make visible how enthusiastically open source
> software is being developed. During the current online selection
> process users and developers of open source software may submit
> feature requests and rate and comment them. On August 1st, 2008 the
> Hackontest jury will pick the three most promising teams. Each team
> will receive a free trip to Switzerland on September 24/25, 2008 to
> participate in the competition located in Zurich. Hacking 24 hours
> inside an etoy.CONTAINER, the teams and their virtually present
> communities will implement certain features based on the online
> ratings and jury selection. In the end, the Hackontest jury evaluates
> the code and awards the winners with a total of USD 8500. The jury is
> made up of 10 renowned open source contributors: Jeremy Alison
> (Samba), Jono Bacon (Ubuntu), Brian W. Fitzpatrick (Subversion),
> Martin F. Krafft (Debian), Alexander Limi (Plone), Federico Mena-
> Quintero (GNOME), Bram Moolenaar (vim), Bruce Perens (OSI founder),
> Lukas K. Smith (PHP) and Harald Welte (gpl-violations.org)."
> For a more detailed description what hackontest is about see the
> "word from the sponsor" at
> It is absolutely ok to register the requests you yourself would like
> to work on.
> So please feel very free to
> - register on http://www.hackontest.ch (make sure to press the submit/
> login buttons, simple enter did not work for me),
> - add you favorite project to Squeak
> - and start rating.
> I think having some feature requests there would also help us to
> advertise for "All things Squeak" in general.
> p.s. We definitely should have some Etoy related project, as the
> event will be hosted by the art group called Etoy.com :-)
I would like to partake in the project, and added a project for
enhancing picture and camera support in Etoys.
We'll see how it pans out :-)
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