Sunday, November 2, 2014

Thanks to the Students and Mentors of 2014!



We'd like to congratulate our successful students in the Summer of Code this year and thank them for their work on making our software better for our community of users and developers!

For more details of their work, check out the projects to which they contributed and the mailing list where they reported their progress.

Color Scheme Editor
Aleksandr Shevchenko

Aleksander developed a new syntax highlighting color scheme editor for MonoDevelop.

Andrew Davis

Andrew worked on a major redesign of the shape tools in Pinta, which are now much more user-friendly and powerful. Among other things, users can now make further edits to shapes after drawing them  (before, they were immediately "flattened" into the image), and shapes can be seamlessly converted from one type to another (for example, by adding additional control points onto a rectangle). Andrew put together a short video demo, and the code will be integrated upstream very soon.

Vlad Brezae

Vlad worked on the JIT improving our x86 backend and optimizing how longs are compiled.

Carlos Costa

Carlos worked on improving the Clang C++/CLI compiler.

Daniel Wardin

Daniel implemented integrated support for GitHub Issues in MonoDevelop.

Harsimran Bath

Harsimran implemented JavaScript support in MonoDevelop, a crucial missing piece in support for web development. He improved syntax highlighting support, and implemented code folding and code completion. His work is currently in the process of being integrated upstream.

Mark Garnett

Mark's project changed substantially since we're completely changing NRefactory to be based on Roslyn, so he needed to work with code that was unstable and/or not written yet. Still he managed to get NRefactory code ported to the almost non existant foundation. Thanks to his efforts MonoDevelop will have a faster transition to Roslyn.

Andrea Francesco Iuorio

Andrea worked on improving the performance of our our parallel garbage collector by implementing a pair of nice optimizations.

Praveena Nimani

Praveena implemented integrated support for GitHub repositories in MonoDevelop.

Sergey Khabibullin

Sergey implemented support for the XUnit.NET unit test framework in MonoDevelop.

Stephan Sundermann

Stephan continued his work on the bindinator project, extending it to better support creating C# bindings to the Clutter and GStreamer frameworks.

Valentín Barros

Valentín worked on completing the port of the F-Spot photo manager from GTK 2 to GTK 3.