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Excited for 2017 Mono GSoc






The various teams which work under the Mono Project have have spent these last few weeks reviewing and coordinating mentors for a great many projects for the Google Summer of Code. We've had many excellent original proposals as well, from old contributors and new ones alike. Our many skilled contributors this year have us excited for this ambitious summer. The Mono Project is grateful for the interest of every applicant; your enthusiasm is appreciated.

We're happy to now be able to announce the list of accepted projects for 2017:

A CCache Tool for Managed Languages
Daniel Calancea, mentored by Alexander Kyte
Creation of a tool that prevents recompilation of duplicate managed code.

Clang Static Analyzer Checkers
Armin Hasitzka, mentored by Bernhard Urban and Alexander Kyte
Creation of custom static analyzers using the clang APIs.

CppSharp Maintenance and Improvements
Mohit Mohta, mentored by Joao Matos
General code quality and feature improvement for CppSharp.

CppSharp Maintenance and Improvements
Kimon Topouzidis, mentored by Joao Matos
General code quality and feature improvement for CppSharp.

Import of Synchronization Primitives from CoreRT
Alexander Efremov, mentored by Marek Safar and Ludovic Henry
Import from CoreRT an alternate implementation of primitives.

Import of System.IO.FileStream from CoreFX
Nishant Gupta, mentored by Alexis Christoforides and Ludovic Henry
Import of the standardized implementation for behavioral similarity.

Lambda Support in Debugger Expression Evaluator
Haruka Matsumoto, mentored by Mikayla Hutchinson and David Karlas
Implement compilation and bytecode format of lamdbas.

MonoDevelop Code Complexity Metrics
den, mentored by Mike Krueger
Implement addins to report on the complexity of selected code.

Overhaul MonoDevelop C++ Addin
Anubhav, mentored by Mikayla Hutchinson
Create architectural and feature set changes for the language plugin.

Import System.IO.Pipes.PipeStream from CoreFX
Georgios Athanasopoulos, mentored by Ludovic Henry
Import the PipeStream API implementations.

QtSharp: .Net Bindings for Qt
Dimitar Dobrev, mentored by Michael Hutchinson
Completion of the planned goals for the QtSharp binding project.

These projects have the potential to benefit many. Developers who use these projects will feel the improved quality or explore the new tooling. People who use the products of these developers will then feel the benefits of improved safety tooling, less implementation surprises, and better code analyses and debugging tools. We hope that our students work with us to master the art of open-source collaboration. It is wonderful to see the rich and capable backgrounds of so many students who reached out to us.

Due to limited resources, there were many other good proposals that we were not able to accept. We nonetheless encourage such students to try to make the changes they'd love to see in the Mono ecosystem. We can't provide financial support, but we will support you as eagerly as with all contributors.

Expect to see a whirlwind tour of our students' ambitious work after they've had some time to dig in.

- The Mono Google Summer of Code Mentors

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