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LXDE Google Summer of Code 2009


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Join LXDE and participate in the Google Summer of Code with LXDE

Join LXDE and participate in the Google Summer of Code with LXDE

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  • 1. Join LXDE at Google Summer of Code 2009   Mario Behling, LXDE Foundation
  • 2. LXDE   Lightweight X11 Desktop Environment
  • 3. LXDE
      • less resource hungry, lighter, faster
      • LX: also Linux
      • especially designed for new generation devices like netbooks, MIDs and older computers
      • Written in C
      • Uses GTK+
      Lightweight X11 Desktop Environment
  • 4. LXDE
      • takes 4.6 M on a normal Fedora install with base and base-x. Xfce for example takes 22,8 M, Gnome 177 M.
      • optimized for low memory usage.
      • follows a modular approach, so you can easily add/remove/replace components. All applications support different configuration profiles to work in different desktop environments.
      • has everything a desktop needs: Panel with plugins, desktop with icons, session manager, task manager, text editor, image viewer, archive manager.
      Lightweight X11 Desktop Environment
  • 5.  
  • 6. Join LXDE LXDE on Android
      • Become a
      • Designer
      • Translator
      • Developer
      • Package Maintainer
      • Event Organiser
      • LXDE Blogger
      • Documentation Writer
      • Portability Expert
      • and...
  • 7.
      • Become a designer
        • Make a LXDE poster, a new logo, wallpaper
        • Design an icon set and theme
        • Create an T-shirt for LXDE or a community event
      • Steps to join
        • Put up your name and contact in the wiki page of the design project
        • Join the design mailing list and chat channel
        • Consult and help to write ¨how tos¨ for creating themes etc. in the wiki
        • Upload designs into the design forum Join LXDE: Designers
  • 8.
      • Become a translator
        • Translate LXDE components online or offline
        • Translate pages in the wiki and news from the blog and re-post in your language on your blog
      • Steps to join
        • Put up your name, language and contact in the wiki page of the translation project
        • Join the translation mailing list and chat channel
        • Download translation (po) files and translate and upload them
        • Join the online translation system pootle and translate strings of LXDE here
        • Post your blog in our planet wiki page for syndication Join LXDE: Translators
  • 9.
      • Become a package maintainer
        • Make packages for your favourite Linux or BSD distribution
        • Port LXDE to any system supporting GTK
      • Steps to join
        • Put up your name, distribution and contact in the wiki page of the packaging project
        • Join the developers mailing list and IRC
        • Contact existing maintainers for cooperation and learn how to make packages at website of distributions
        • Create packages or port them and upload them onto the website of your distribution
        • Post information about your work in the LXDE wiki and forum Join LXDE: Package Maintainers
  • 10.
      • Become a developer
        • Solve bugs of LXDE components and supply patches, improve speed and add new features
        • Create new components according to the design principles
      • Steps to join
        • Check out the LXDE roadmap and design principles on the documentation wiki
        • Join the developers mailing list and IRC
        • Check out bug reports and feature requests on
        • Download code from the repository on sourceforge
        • Improve, write or rewrite code and submit patches to the tracker on
        • Email us to become a member of the LXDE project on Join LXDE: Developers
  • 11.
      • Ideas for development projects
        • implement support to save sessions in lxsession
        • Implement trash in pcman file manager
        • Implement central configuration like gnome-control-center or xfce-settings
        • Port LXDE to Android
        • Develop a touchscreen solution for LXDE
        • Develop a language switcher for interface and input languages
        • Solve bugs in LX Network manager
        • Write a GUI for mesh protocols OLSR and BATMAN Join LXDE: Developers
  • 12.
      • What is the summer of code
      • What can I get from summer of code program
      • Who can apply
      • How do I apply
      • What are my chances to get accepted
      • What is the process for students wishing to apply with the LXDE project (after/if the LXDE is accepted)
      • What are the criteria of the LXDE project Join LXDE: Summer of Code 2009
  • 13.
      • What is summer of code
        • The summer of code program is an international study program to support the development of freely licensed Open Source projects
        • It is financed by Google
      • What can I get from summer of code
        • Experience working in an internationally reknown Open Source project
        • Reputation participating in a famous summer study program
        • 4500,- USD sponsorship of Google Join LXDE: Summer of Code 2009
  • 14.
      • Who can apply
        • Anyone in a registered university anywhere in the world stuyding any subject
      • How do I apply
        • Apply directly with the project you are interested in
        • The GsoC website provides contact information for projects
    Join LXDE: Summer of Code 2009
  • 15.
      • What is the process for the LXDE project (after/if the LXDE is accepted)
        • Currently the application process for the participation of LXDE is still running
        • Once LXDE gets accepted students can apply
        • Projects decide which applicants get accepted
        • -> who becomes a summer of code student depends on the Open Source project
    Join LXDE: Summer of Code 2009
  • 16.
      • What are the criteria of the LXDE project for applicants
        • Previous contributions to the LXDE project
        • Relevance of the proposed Summer of Code development project of the student to the LXDE roadmap and development goals
        • Interest in long term participation in the LXDE project
        • Shown expertise and ability to achieve goals of the proposed project
        • Knowledge of programming language C and GTK
        • Preferably support of local university or institution for participation (recommendation letter of supporting Professor)
        • Preferably knowledge of multiple languages
    Join LXDE: Summer of Code 2009
  • 17. Supporting our Community - Web   The right web tools for communities
  • 18. Supporting our Community -   Free Software Repositories at Sourceforge
  • 19. Supporting our Community - Wiki   Wiki in 19 languages including Chinese, Arabic and Persian
  • 20. Supporting our Community - Blog   Keeping you up to date
  • 21. Supporting our Community - Forum   Supporting exchange between developers and users
  • 22. Supporting our Community - Planet   Latest news from the blogosphere
  • 23. Supporting our Community - Lists   Mailing Lists for translation and design projects
  • 24. Supporting our Community - Pootle   Online Translation Project with Pootle
  • 25. Supporting our Community - Twits   Speedy updates
  • 26. Supporting our Community - Chat   Getting in touch with developers #lxde (English) #lxde-zh (Chinese)
  • 27. LXDE Foundation   Registered non-profit association
  • 28. Thank you
      • Mario Behling
      • LXDE Foundation
      • [email_address]
      • Taipei: +886 960512275
      • Singapore: +65 82468648
      • International: +49 30 88764502
      Please join us now at the IRC on #lxde and sign up in our wiki, forum and send us an email to join the sourceforge project (