Update after the last API change.
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1 Google Summer of Code and similar project guidelines
3 Summer of Code is a project by Google in which students are paid to implement
4 some nice new features for various participating open source projects ...
6 This text is a collection of things to take care of for the next soc as
7 it's a little late for this year's soc (2006).
9 The Goal:
10 Our goal in respect to soc is and must be of course exactly one thing and
11 that is to improve FFmpeg, to reach this goal, code must
12 * conform to the svn policy and patch submission guidelines
13 * must improve FFmpeg somehow (faster, smaller, "better",
14 more codecs supported, fewer bugs, cleaner, ...)
16 for mentors and other developers to help students to reach that goal it is
17 essential that changes to their codebase are publicly visible, clean and
18 easy reviewable that again leads us to:
19 * use of a revision control system like svn
20 * separation of cosmetic from non-cosmetic changes (this is almost entirely
21 ignored by mentors and students in soc 2006 which might lead to a suprise
22 when the code will be reviewed at the end before a possible inclusion in
23 FFmpeg, individual changes were generally not reviewable due to cosmetics).
24 * frequent commits, so that comments can be provided early