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Ideas for Google Summer of Code 2008

Tango applied for mentoring organization status for the second time in 2008, but was sadly not accepted this year either. Below some of project ideas for the last year are listed.


The ideas following below are just suggestions and actual project applications will have to be more specific and adjusted to what is likely an overcomable task for a summer. Feel free to suggest others.

  • Garbage collector alternatives
    • Likely to be fairly advanced, even for a not-so-advanced implementation
    • Looking for implementations going beyond mark-and-sweep
  • Projects related to pursuing D and Tango as the basis for a web development platform
  • XSLT support
  • Libraries for other web standards
  • Webdav support in the VFS
  • Compression - Tango has compression support via external libs, but it would be interesting to see if one could see the same efficiency effect with compression as in other technologies implemented in D.
  • Native encryption support - similar reasoning as above
  • Start of multimedia library
  • Process scheduler, tying in with existing threading, to embed into more complex projects that require thread scheduling.


Note that the names below are the likely mentors, depending on project selection etc

  • Kris
  • Sean
  • Lars Ivar
  • Scott

Earlier years

Ideas and mentors for the first year is listed below