We had 7 students and 4 mentors in total. Two of our students have been promoted to active, regular developers in the team (Kari Salminen & David Corrales) after having their respective code contributions integrated in the codebase. One other student's code contributions have also been integrated in the mainline (toolsgui). Two more (mixer & decompiler) have their code still in development to improve it and make it production-ready, either through optimization or extension and better integration. Two students failed to keep up with the schedule and/or produced inadequate code.
For us, every slot we are assigned is valuable. It is easy enough to flunk students if their result are not good enough but this hinders the impact we want GSoC to have on ScummVM. Hence, a common belief shared by the participating mentors last year is that we should engage the students early on, during the application period, to determine their commitment and eagerness to follow through their proposals. ++ implement stricter reporting routines
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