Changes between Version 1 and Version 2 of GoogleSummerOfCode09/Utf8Support

02/02/09 22:19:14 (13 years ago)



  • GoogleSummerOfCode09/Utf8Support

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    88 * some mc functions doesn't work: mc -a (for example) 
    9  * some completion stuff is simply broken and leads to segfaults 
     9 * some completion stuff is simply broken and leads to segfaults and/or aborts 
    1010 * the code is currently written to support slang1 and slang2, as we decided to drop the support for slang1 many #ifdefs can simply be removed 
    1111 * general code cleanup - this code is not in a good state currently, so many things need a rewrite 
    1414== What you should do == 
     15Currently there are two sets of patches: 
     17 * the patches currently used inside most distributions 
     18 * one set of patches which was created by Rostislav Beneš (see Nov-Dez. 2007 on mc-devel) 
     20At first you have to decide which set of patches you want to base your work on. If you like you can of course completly write the UTF8 Support from scratch. Then you should have a look the (not complete) list above and try to fix everything. It's okay if you can't archieve this goal within the 3 months if you've worked hard. There could be many greater issues which consumes much time, but of course you can feel free to work further on this (or on other issues) after !GSoC is over 
     22== What we expect == 
     23We expect that you write/modify the UTF8 Support so that we can use it. To archieve this all things which are mentioned above needs to be sorted out and the patches needs to be fully tested. We expect to have a fully working Midnight Commander with UTF8 support afterwards. 
     25This site should give you only a small hint what have to be done for UTF8 Support. For further informations please don't hesitate to ask us on the mailinglist.