[tor-dev] Self Introduction for GSoC 2012

junior tsimonpatrick at gmail.com
Wed Apr 4 18:41:55 UTC 2012

Tanx a lot Tomas for the response.
Will you then advice that I continue on the Vidalia or suggest other
likely projects for me to work on.

On 4/4/12, Tomás Touceda <chiiph at torproject.org> wrote:
> On 4/3/12 5:11 PM, junior wrote:
>> Hi Tor Community,
> Hi!
>> Also I want to know if the project on "Tor Controller Status Event
>> Interface for Vidalia" is still available to work on. I particularly
>> program in Java and have done some work on UI developements. Also I am
>> quite proficient in the english language and can play around with
>> photoshop as well. But I don’t really program in c++ though I have
>> learnt the basics in skul, so does that disqualify me from working on
>> the project. If not, what else must I know prior to the application in
>> order to get acquainted with your practices and better understand your
>> organizational set up. I will be very glad if help is given me in this
>> regard. Thanks a lot.
> To be able to work in Vidalia you will mainly need to understand how Qt
> works. Vidalia is built upon that framework and its core idioms. Qt is
> C++, but you can "avoid" C++ if you work on a plugin which would be in
> javascript (but you'll need to understand core Qt concepts).
> That being said, both proposed projects need C++.
> Regarding the Tor Controller Status Events project, it is still
> available in the sense that you can submit a proposal, which doesn't
> mean that there aren't more people wanting to work on it.
> You should join us on IRC #vidalia (or #tor-dev for general tor
> development discussions) at OFTC if you want to get involved with us
> regardless of GSoC.
> Regards,
> Tomás

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