[xmonad] Regarding gsoc: compositing support
dons at galois.com
Sat Mar 28 13:43:57 EDT 2009
> On Fri, 27 Mar 2009 15:09:59 -0700 Don wrote:
> > vogt.adam:
> > > * On Friday, March 27 2009, Don Stewart wrote:
> > >
> > > >valery.vv:
> > > >> http://hackage.haskell.org/trac/summer-of-code/ticket/1548
> > > >
> > > >FYI, this has a low chance of acceptance, since it benefits few in
> > > >the Haskell community.
> > >
> > > Quite true, the other projects seem to be more useful, so this one
> > > isn't worth pursuing (as a gsoc project)?
> > It didn't get accepted last year, despite a strong candidate, because
> > of its low return to the community.
> Forgive my ignorance, but does a "low return to the community" mean
> that it either is not very useful for say the productivity of a user of
> xmonad or that it is not interesting to a Haskell programmer?
It doesn't benefit a significant number of Haskell programmers - so
Haskell.org is unlikely to fund it.
Porting GHC to Arm though, so you can make iphone apps - would benefit
them a lot, in contrast (for example)
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