[sip-comm-dev] My GSoC experience.


#1

Hello devs,
Today I had my last meeting with my mentor for my GSoC project, which was
the development of an advanced plugin manager for SIP Communicator. I just
wanted to tell everyone that it has been a wonderful experience, even if I
had to pass some sunny days locked inside to write some code :wink: . The SIP
Communicator community is GREAT and really helpful. I asked a couple of
questions on the mailing lists and I always got constructive comments. I
thank you all for that! The project itself was really great from the
beginning to the end. This experience was my first big open source project,
and like I said to my mentor earlier today, it changed the way I see
software. Before, I would use a software and ask myself "what does it do?",
but now I also add "how does it do it?". I have the feeling of having
accomplished something great this summer and it's because of all of you that
gave me this opportunity.

But all of this wouldn't have been possible without the help of my mentor,
Cristina Tabacaru. It was both our first GSoC experience, and everything
turned out well! She was always available and comprehensive. She helped me
solve many issues and without her, the project wouldn't be as awesome as it
is :). Thank you Cristina!

Once again, thank you everyone for accepting me in your dev crew :slight_smile:

Sincerely,
聽聽聽聽聽Mathieu Plourde


#2

Hear hear! This was my first experience with an established FOSS project as
well and it was great finally doing work with meaning beyond academia. Many
thanks to Yana, my mentor, who seems to have the magical power to melt the
most daunting problems in a matter of minutes. Also, thanks Emil for your
exhaustive feedback on the keybinding support - I was a tad weary of some of
the changes but in the end you were right and they all turned out for the
best (hopefully we'll get them committed at some point!). It's been a
fantastic experience and I look forward to continuing to work with you both!
Cheers! -Damian

路路路

On Sun, Sep 7, 2008 at 12:03 PM, Mathieu Plourde <mat.plourde@gmail.com>wrote:

Hello devs,
Today I had my last meeting with my mentor for my GSoC project, which was
the development of an advanced plugin manager for SIP Communicator. I just
wanted to tell everyone that it has been a wonderful experience, even if I
had to pass some sunny days locked inside to write some code :wink: . The SIP
Communicator community is GREAT and really helpful. I asked a couple of
questions on the mailing lists and I always got constructive comments. I
thank you all for that! The project itself was really great from the
beginning to the end. This experience was my first big open source project,
and like I said to my mentor earlier today, it changed the way I see
software. Before, I would use a software and ask myself "what does it do?",
but now I also add "how does it do it?". I have the feeling of having
accomplished something great this summer and it's because of all of you that
gave me this opportunity.

But all of this wouldn't have been possible without the help of my mentor,
Cristina Tabacaru. It was both our first GSoC experience, and everything
turned out well! She was always available and comprehensive. She helped me
solve many issues and without her, the project wouldn't be as awesome as it
is :). Thank you Cristina!

Once again, thank you everyone for accepting me in your dev crew :slight_smile:

Sincerely,
聽聽聽聽聽Mathieu Plourde


#3

Folks,

I'd also like to thank you very much for such a wonderful summer! We've
had excellent students this year. All of you were very smart and
talented. We've all had our ups and downs but in the end of the day it
has been a pleasure working with you!

During the next few months we would be going over all of your projects
and would be gradually merging them into the trunk. It would probably
take some time but we *will* go through all of them so please bare with
us and try to keep them up to date in the mean time as that would
simplify our task tremendously.

I sincerely hope that you would stick with us through the process and
would eventually become fully fledged SC developers.

Thank you all!

Emil

Damian Johnson 薪邪锌懈褋邪:

路路路

Hear hear! This was my first experience with an established FOSS project
as well and it was great finally doing work with meaning beyond
academia. Many thanks to Yana, my mentor, who seems to have the magical
power to melt the most daunting problems in a matter of minutes. Also,
thanks Emil for your exhaustive feedback on the keybinding support - I
was a tad weary of some of the changes but in the end you were right and
they all turned out for the best (hopefully we'll get them committed at
some point!). It's been a fantastic experience and I look forward to
continuing to work with you both! Cheers! -Damian

On Sun, Sep 7, 2008 at 12:03 PM, Mathieu Plourde <mat.plourde@gmail.com > <mailto:mat.plourde@gmail.com>> wrote:

聽聽聽聽Hello devs,

聽聽聽聽Today I had my last meeting with my mentor for my GSoC project,
聽聽聽聽which was the development of an advanced plugin manager for SIP
聽聽聽聽Communicator. I just wanted to tell everyone that it has been a
聽聽聽聽wonderful experience, even if I had to pass some sunny days locked
聽聽聽聽inside to write some code :wink: . The SIP Communicator community is
聽聽聽聽GREAT and really helpful. I asked a couple of questions on the
聽聽聽聽mailing lists and I always got constructive comments. I thank you
聽聽聽聽all for that! The project itself was really great from the beginning
聽聽聽聽to the end. This experience was my first big open source project,
聽聽聽聽and like I said to my mentor earlier today, it changed the way I see
聽聽聽聽software. Before, I would use a software and ask myself "what does
聽聽聽聽it do?", but now I also add "how does it do it?". I have the feeling
聽聽聽聽of having accomplished something great this summer and it's because
聽聽聽聽of all of you that gave me this opportunity.

聽聽聽聽But all of this wouldn't have been possible without the help of my
聽聽聽聽mentor, Cristina Tabacaru. It was both our first GSoC experience,
聽聽聽聽and everything turned out well! She was always available and
聽聽聽聽comprehensive. She helped me solve many issues and without her, the
聽聽聽聽project wouldn't be as awesome as it is :). Thank you Cristina!

聽聽聽聽Once again, thank you everyone for accepting me in your dev crew :slight_smile:

聽聽聽聽Sincerely,
聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽Mathieu Plourde

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#4

SC devs all around,

It's been such a tremendous pleasure to discover GSoC with you all ...
There's nothing like working with open source ... if it's about contributing
code or guiding students to discover new techs and communities. Lucky me,
I've been there :wink:
Mathieu, congratulations for working so hard and for being so enthusiastic
and creative during these 3 months.
Kudos for making it all a success !!!

Greetings,
Cristina

路路路

On Sun, Sep 7, 2008 at 10:03 PM, Mathieu Plourde <mat.plourde@gmail.com>wrote:

Hello devs,
Today I had my last meeting with my mentor for my GSoC project, which was
the development of an advanced plugin manager for SIP Communicator. I just
wanted to tell everyone that it has been a wonderful experience, even if I
had to pass some sunny days locked inside to write some code :wink: . The SIP
Communicator community is GREAT and really helpful. I asked a couple of
questions on the mailing lists and I always got constructive comments. I
thank you all for that! The project itself was really great from the
beginning to the end. This experience was my first big open source project,
and like I said to my mentor earlier today, it changed the way I see
software. Before, I would use a software and ask myself "what does it do?",
but now I also add "how does it do it?". I have the feeling of having
accomplished something great this summer and it's because of all of you that
gave me this opportunity.

But all of this wouldn't have been possible without the help of my mentor,
Cristina Tabacaru. It was both our first GSoC experience, and everything
turned out well! She was always available and comprehensive. She helped me
solve many issues and without her, the project wouldn't be as awesome as it
is :). Thank you Cristina!

Once again, thank you everyone for accepting me in your dev crew :slight_smile:

Sincerely,
聽聽聽聽聽Mathieu Plourde


#5

Hi all,
a little late, but I would also like to thank to few people. This has been
my first year of GSoC and also my first experience with Open Source
development, so there was lot of new stuff and I had a lot to learn (and
hopefully I did learn a thing or two) so I am very thankful for that
opportunity. I remember when Emil IM-ed me wheter I wanted to work for
Sip-Communicator (since there was also other organization willing to give me
a spot) I chose Sip-comm and I have never regretted that decision.

As I mentioned this was my first touch with Open Source development and I
feel like I have made some good progress with my skills (don't get me wrong
I still feel like a noob, but now I feel like a noob that nows much more
than he had before :slight_smile: ). So for this I would like to thank my mentor Ken
Larson. He is very sharp guy and it was pleasure to work with him. Ken, you
rock! Also I would like to thank to Emil for giving me chance to be part of
this in the first place.

Although I have not been very active in the mailing lists I read them and I
have to say I like the community around Sip-Communicator (and not to mention
the Sip-Communicator itself :slight_smile: ) so I would be more than glad to stick
around even after the GSoC is over. It seems to me that FMJ does not have as
active community, so I would like to stay with it as well (to help to create
community :wink: ). I hope I will be able to contribute to both of these project
and hope I will be at least a bit useful to any of them.

路路路

On Sun, Sep 7, 2008 at 11:49 PM, Damian Johnson <atagar1@gmail.com> wrote:

Hear hear! This was my first experience with an established FOSS project as
well and it was great finally doing work with meaning beyond academia. Many
thanks to Yana, my mentor, who seems to have the magical power to melt the
most daunting problems in a matter of minutes. Also, thanks Emil for your
exhaustive feedback on the keybinding support - I was a tad weary of some of
the changes but in the end you were right and they all turned out for the
best (hopefully we'll get them committed at some point!). It's been a
fantastic experience and I look forward to continuing to work with you both!
Cheers! -Damian

On Sun, Sep 7, 2008 at 12:03 PM, Mathieu Plourde <mat.plourde@gmail.com>wrote:

Hello devs,
Today I had my last meeting with my mentor for my GSoC project, which was
the development of an advanced plugin manager for SIP Communicator. I just
wanted to tell everyone that it has been a wonderful experience, even if I
had to pass some sunny days locked inside to write some code :wink: . The SIP
Communicator community is GREAT and really helpful. I asked a couple of
questions on the mailing lists and I always got constructive comments. I
thank you all for that! The project itself was really great from the
beginning to the end. This experience was my first big open source project,
and like I said to my mentor earlier today, it changed the way I see
software. Before, I would use a software and ask myself "what does it do?",
but now I also add "how does it do it?". I have the feeling of having
accomplished something great this summer and it's because of all of you that
gave me this opportunity.

But all of this wouldn't have been possible without the help of my mentor,
Cristina Tabacaru. It was both our first GSoC experience, and everything
turned out well! She was always available and comprehensive. She helped me
solve many issues and without her, the project wouldn't be as awesome as it
is :). Thank you Cristina!

Once again, thank you everyone for accepting me in your dev crew :slight_smile:

Sincerely,
聽聽聽聽聽Mathieu Plourde

--
Cheers, Martin Harvan
----
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#6

Cristina, all,

It has been a pleasure working with you during this edition of GSoC. You
have all been fabulous! It's been a very busy summer and being able to
count on you to completely take care of the students has been a
tremendous relief!

Thank you all and hope to have you again next year!

(Aren't we the best community there is! :slight_smile: )

Cheers
Emil

Cristina Tabacaru 薪邪锌懈褋邪:

路路路

SC devs all around,

It's been such a tremendous pleasure to discover GSoC with you all ...
There's nothing like working with open source ... if it's
about contributing code or guiding students to discover new techs and
communities. Lucky me, I've been there :wink:
Mathieu, congratulations for working so hard and for being so
enthusiastic and creative during these 3 months.
Kudos for making it all a success !!!

Greetings,
Cristina

On Sun, Sep 7, 2008 at 10:03 PM, Mathieu Plourde <mat.plourde@gmail.com > <mailto:mat.plourde@gmail.com>> wrote:

聽聽聽聽Hello devs,

聽聽聽聽Today I had my last meeting with my mentor for my GSoC project,
聽聽聽聽which was the development of an advanced plugin manager for SIP
聽聽聽聽Communicator. I just wanted to tell everyone that it has been a
聽聽聽聽wonderful experience, even if I had to pass some sunny days locked
聽聽聽聽inside to write some code :wink: . The SIP Communicator community is
聽聽聽聽GREAT and really helpful. I asked a couple of questions on the
聽聽聽聽mailing lists and I always got constructive comments. I thank you
聽聽聽聽all for that! The project itself was really great from the beginning
聽聽聽聽to the end. This experience was my first big open source project,
聽聽聽聽and like I said to my mentor earlier today, it changed the way I see
聽聽聽聽software. Before, I would use a software and ask myself "what does
聽聽聽聽it do?", but now I also add "how does it do it?". I have the feeling
聽聽聽聽of having accomplished something great this summer and it's because
聽聽聽聽of all of you that gave me this opportunity.

聽聽聽聽But all of this wouldn't have been possible without the help of my
聽聽聽聽mentor, Cristina Tabacaru. It was both our first GSoC experience,
聽聽聽聽and everything turned out well! She was always available and
聽聽聽聽comprehensive. She helped me solve many issues and without her, the
聽聽聽聽project wouldn't be as awesome as it is :). Thank you Cristina!

聽聽聽聽Once again, thank you everyone for accepting me in your dev crew :slight_smile:

聽聽聽聽Sincerely,
聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽Mathieu Plourde

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#7

Hey Martin,

Sorry for not replying earlier.

Martin Harvan 薪邪锌懈褋邪:

Although I have not been very active in the mailing lists I read them
and I have to say I like the community around Sip-Communicator (and not
to mention the Sip-Communicator itself :slight_smile: ) so I would be more than glad
to stick around even after the GSoC is over. It seems to me that FMJ
does not have as active community, so I would like to stay with it as
well (to help to create community :wink: ). I hope I will be able to
contribute to both of these project and hope I will be at least a bit
useful to any of them.

Thank you for participating in GSoC! Integrating FMJ in SC and removing
all dependencies on JMF is a dream that many of us have been having for
a while now. Your work has brought us closer! Hope that you would indeed
stick around and help us get there!

Cheers
Emil

路路路

On Sun, Sep 7, 2008 at 11:49 PM, Damian Johnson <atagar1@gmail.com > <mailto:atagar1@gmail.com>> wrote:

聽聽聽聽Hear hear! This was my first experience with an established FOSS
聽聽聽聽project as well and it was great finally doing work with meaning
聽聽聽聽beyond academia. Many thanks to Yana, my mentor, who seems to have
聽聽聽聽the magical power to melt the most daunting problems in a matter of
聽聽聽聽minutes. Also, thanks Emil for your exhaustive feedback on the
聽聽聽聽keybinding support - I was a tad weary of some of the changes but in
聽聽聽聽the end you were right and they all turned out for the best
聽聽聽聽(hopefully we'll get them committed at some point!). It's been a
聽聽聽聽fantastic experience and I look forward to continuing to work with
聽聽聽聽you both! Cheers! -Damian

聽聽聽聽On Sun, Sep 7, 2008 at 12:03 PM, Mathieu Plourde > <mat.plourde@gmail.com <mailto:mat.plourde@gmail.com>> wrote:

聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽Hello devs,

聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽Today I had my last meeting with my mentor for my GSoC project,
聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽which was the development of an advanced plugin manager for SIP
聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽Communicator. I just wanted to tell everyone that it has been a
聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽wonderful experience, even if I had to pass some sunny days
聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽locked inside to write some code :wink: . The SIP Communicator
聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽community is GREAT and really helpful. I asked a couple of
聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽questions on the mailing lists and I always got constructive
聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽comments. I thank you all for that! The project itself was
聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽really great from the beginning to the end. This experience was
聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽my first big open source project, and like I said to my mentor
聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽earlier today, it changed the way I see software. Before, I
聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽would use a software and ask myself "what does it do?", but now
聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽I also add "how does it do it?". I have the feeling of having
聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽accomplished something great this summer and it's because of all
聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽of you that gave me this opportunity.

聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽But all of this wouldn't have been possible without the help of
聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽my mentor, Cristina Tabacaru. It was both our first GSoC
聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽experience, and everything turned out well! She was always
聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽available and comprehensive. She helped me solve many issues and
聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽without her, the project wouldn't be as awesome as it is :).
聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽Thank you Cristina!

聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽Once again, thank you everyone for accepting me in your dev crew :slight_smile:

聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽Sincerely,
聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽Mathieu Plourde

--
Cheers, Martin Harvan
----
web:http://kane.sk
icq: 265 634 317
jabber: martinhrvn@gmail.com <mailto:martinhrvn@gmail.com>

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