Tuesday, March 10, 2015

To the students applying for GSOC - Part 2

To the students applying this year to the sugar cordova project - I would like to let you all know a few pre-requisites for the project. We expect that students should complete the following before they apply and also include their work in their application, the better you accomplish, more your chances of getting in ! So pull up you sleeves for some real work ;) Here are a list of tasks that you must all look into :

1. Go through all the post on this blog
2. Go through my sugar cordova related repos on github : https://github.com/puneetgkaur, setup the cordova for sugar with the help of my repos : https://github.com/puneetgkaur/cordova-cli, https://github.com/puneetgkaur/cordova-lib, and https://github.com/puneetgkaur/cordova-plugman. Clone these repos, follow the README on each repo and install cordova for sugar on your system.You should be able to make a simple web app for sugar with the help of this installation by using simple commands : cordova create, cordova platform add sugar, cordova build - you'll get an xo which you must try installing on sugar development environment using sugar-install-bundle command.
3. Setup your sugar development environment : http://developer.sugarlabs.org/dev-environment.md.html and explore around try making changes in code , see where the code rests and try making a few changes to the code, play around with the GUI and get a feel of the sugar environment if you arent familiar before.
4. Know all about cordova - from in and out , visit the cordova repos : https://github.com/apache/cordova-lib, https://github.com/apache/cordova-cli, https://github.com/apache/cordova-plugman , https://github.com/apache/cordova-js and some pltforms repo too : https://github.com/apache/cordova-android, https://github.com/apache/cordova-ios etc. Read the docs : http://cordova.apache.org/docs/en/4.0.0/
5. Know about sugar -web architecture : http://developer.sugarlabs.org/web-architecture.md.html , https://github.com/sugarlabs/sugar-web , https://surajgillespie123.wordpress.com/
6. Carefully read through the last post of how the cordova plugins are made and make a demo plugin for sugar  - note - we want a working prototype of the demo for you to be eligible for the gsoc project - it can be a very simple prototype - just to judge whether you got the workflow or not - if you need help you can mail me.
7. Suggest a list of plugins you aim to code this summer along with the relevantworkflow as to how you think you'll approach each of them - Note : Its shouldn't be the one in air ! We want a concrete set of list which you think you would accomplish, a result of thorough visualization and observation of yourself of how much time you would take to complete each plugin and what all you can do, a complete list of plugins which you think are feasible and good for the sugar community - If you wish to discuss your ideas feel free to discuss them on mail - note : better the list and more feasible it looks on your profile - higher your chances of getting selected.
8.Lastly, keep a blog about your progress on these points, a record of all what you have done and whats remaining, a place where you jot down your daily progress on the above points and present to us in a systematic manner and dont forget - we are always there to help you when you need help - email at puneet.gkaur@gmail.com for help if needed.

All the best guys !!

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