Google Summer of Code Students

Posted By: Nathan Betzen on May 29, 2013 in Community Updates

As of yesterday, all of those who applied for Google Summer of Code should have gotten their replies from the Google Open Source group. We are very excited to be working with the four students who were selected and are only sorry that we couldn’t select more, as there were quite a lot of excellent submissions this year.

For those curious, the select entries and students were:

Improved Support for Linux Windowing Systems – SmSpillaz (previously the window manager for Ubuntu)

Improved Database Layout – adamsey

Profile-base DLNA and Transcoding – alcoheca (continuing his fantastic UPnP work from last year)

Aggregate media from multiple sources and present them in unified library view – pieh

We are incredibly excited to see what benefits come from all these projects and invite you to follow along in the forum threads. To keep those threads clean, we ask that you refrain from posting in them if at all possible.

Good luck students and mentors!

Discussion - 14 Comments

  • Marcus May 29, 2013 

    I’d rather have working pulseaudio support…

  • bEN wILSON May 29, 2013 

    First comment wooohoooo!
    I look forward to seeing these results. cheers!

  • aptalca May 29, 2013 

    transcoding, yessss!!! :-)

  • John May 29, 2013 

    By all means, fix it yourself if you care so much. I guarantee no one will stop you.

  • natethomas May 29, 2013 

    Code welcome.

  • mftvrocks May 29, 2013 

    Good luck

  • Paco May 30, 2013 

    Really useful and exciting projects, all of them! many thanks to everyone involved and best of luck to get them all to fruition!

  • XenoPhoenix May 31, 2013 

    Some neat projects selected there. Sad to see that Mircacast support didn’t make the cut however best of luck to all the students and mentors.

  • nivk May 31, 2013 

    UPnP needs to be improved. will read up on that submission now. also status of items needs to be updated when watched on other than the main machine devices. e.g. iOS devices watching a movie does not mark that as watched in the library. hope this can be solved soon and maybe makes it into the stable 12 branch.

  • Morten May 31, 2013 

    I’m glad to see that most of the projects have their focus on multiple clients setup. This is what xbmc really needs to move forward at this point, thanks to the guys who are willing to spend their time on this.

  • Desvio May 31, 2013 

    I am interested in the transcoding as well! I hope that alcoheca keeps in mind that streaming to devices outside of the LAN is a rapidly growing market. I am not asking that he completes it in his project, just that he considers it while deciding on how to build the profiling framework. It is a very tricky thing to get right. Mobile devices keep the same resolution and processing power, but will will need adjustments depending on whether they are currently on the LAN, at a hotel/work, or using 3G. Some solutions assume that the home’s upload speed will be the limiting factor. but in my case I have a symmetrical 50Mbps internet giving me enough bandwidth to push as much content as I like. My problem is usually the receiving end. Again, I am not asking that he cater to my situation, just noting that the foundation that he lays now will be around for a long time and hoping that he leaves wiggle room for those that extend it later.

    Congrats to all GSoC students!!

  • Powderking Jun 03, 2013 

    Multi client and multi user support are the things which I missed so far. Looking forward for this to change.
    Thanks alot for the work!

  • zag Jun 24, 2013 

    Well done, looking forward to the uPnp stuff :D

  • Nickr Jul 04, 2013 

    Why does GSOC seem to start at the beginning of winter?

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