[Tux4kids-tuxtype-dev] Fwd: Tux4Kids

Caroline Ford caroline.ford.work at googlemail.com
Mon Mar 30 19:28:45 UTC 2009

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> From: Abhishek Shroff <shroffabhishek at gatech.edu>
> Date: 30 March 2009 19:13:51 BST
> To: Caroline Ford <caroline.ford.work at googlemail.com>
> Subject: Re: [Tux4kids-tuxtype-dev] Tux4Kids

> I would like to emphasize the fact that what I would be writing in  
> Java is a library-cum-backend to the application.. This backend  
> would be used to parse, display, and execute commands from external  
> files (probably XML)..
> I understand why you would not want to rely on people staying after  
> GSoC.. Worst case scenario: I leave a soon as gsoc ends. With what I  
> have in mind, you would barely need to even touch the Java source  
> code.. You would actually only be modifying the configuration  
> files.. Consider the XML configuration files to be the scripts, and  
> the Java backend to be the interpreter. Unless you would need  
> drastic changes in the functionality of the Application, the Java  
> part of it should not need to be changed.
> With this approach, configuration and extension of the application  
> would be extremely easy, modifying/creating a few XML "scripts"  
> which would be well documented..
> Please consider this, as I am really interested in this project, and  
> I do not plan to apply to any other ones..
> Thanks,
> Abhishek
> On Mon, Mar 30, 2009 at 1:14 PM, Caroline Ford <caroline.ford.work at googlemail.com 
> > wrote:
> We can't rely on people staying. The most important thing is that  
> the code is easily maintainable after gsoc. It needs to fit in and  
> be stuff we can maintain ourselves.
> I appreciate that you have experience in java but we are written in  
> C. You'd be better finding an organisation who's app is written in  
> java.
> Caroline
> Sent from a mobile device.
> On 30 Mar 2009, at 17:04, Abhishek Shroff  
> <shroffabhishek at gatech.edu> wrote:
>> What I plan to create is a library, which would parse and display a  
>> GUI based on external (probably XML) files so that the program is  
>> easily extensible.. And if you're worried about maintaining the  
>> Java project, then I would be interested and more than willing to  
>> continue with the Java maintenance after GSoC..
>> On Mon, Mar 30, 2009 at 11:06 AM, David Bruce <davidstuartbruce at gmail.com 
>> > wrote:
>> Hi Abhishek,
>> On Mon, Mar 30, 2009 at 9:46 AM, Abhishek Shroff
>> <shroffabhishek at gatech.edu> wrote:
>> > Hi,
>> >
>> > I just wanted to know whether you are still interested in the  
>> project..
>> >
>> Well, I find it *interesting*, to be sure, but I don't know about it
>> being a good fit for GSoC.  We aren't exactly a "large team" of C
>> coders that could recruit a "small team" of Java guys/gals to  
>> maintain
>> the rewrite.  At least 95% of the code in tuxmath was written by only
>> five people (two of them being last year's GSoC students).
>> Anyone else care to comment? The proposal is to rewrite tuxmath
>> completely in Java, AFAICT to allow it to be run via a web browser.
>> Best,
>> David
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