GTK+ client and improved usability for smolt

Google Summer of Code 2011 application for openSUSE Project by Alex Eftimie.


The hardware profiler and statistics gatherer gui client in openSUSE lacks a client for the GNOME desktop, making it hard to ship without Qt dependencies. Also TODO USABILITY This project will implement a GTK+ client, improve usability and try to make it ready for the next openSUSE release.

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I am a student at the University Politehnica of Bucharest, in the first year of the Networks Security Masters. For five years I've been using Linux as my primary operating system, and I'm passionate about Free Software and Open Source.

My programming language of choice is Python, but I also do C, bash and PHP. Another areas of interest, lately, are system administration and distribution packaging.

I have basic to intermediate knowledge of GTK+ and the GNOME desktop; one project I started is a thumbnailer for .deb packages[1]; my Graduation Thesis project was a PyGTK application (an paper exam generator and automatic corrector - using OpenCV); unfortunately that project isn't open yet - but I can provide further details.

To wrap it up, Smolt as a project inside openSUSE Project is something I want to do this summer. I want to have fun with pygi (which I haven't tried yet), and also work on a Linux hardware and user statistics tool, that can make the difference in the FLOSS world.

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