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GIMP accepted for Google summer of Code 2010

By at 2010-03-18 21:00:36 UTC, last updated over 12 years ago. CC BY-NC License

Some minutes ago the list of accepted applications for Googles Summer of Code 2010 has been published. GIMP has been accepted in this years GSoC and will be sponsored!

Every year Google sponsors students that decide to enhance an open source software by programming something for that program. Every student has a mentor that guides the student through the programming phase. GIMP currently has 2 mentors available this year.

Last year these projects were accepted.

There is a google doc available listing current GSoC ideas here:
If you don’t know what an idea is about you can ask the developer in the official GIMP IRC ( #gimp).

Project ideas:

  • JavaScript scripting in the core and/or plug-ins – using GNOME Java Script infrastructure (GJS)
  • Make menus searchable
  • Implement the free transform tool
  • Implement and add infrastructure for on-canvas tool drawing/options
  • Replace the GimpSizeEntry widget
  • Brush selector wigdet
  • Basic gegl based paint tool

Start making your applications now! The official application for GSoC starts March 29th and ends April 9th. There is a timeline available.

Important links:
GSoC 2010 Overview
List of accepted software
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over 12 years ago

Yeah a free transform tool would really help.

Jose rated this topic with 4/5
over 12 years ago

Implementing the Free-Transform tool, is the project that I like the most. Something similar to how Inkscape handles transforming, rotating and skewing would help a lot. Adobe Flash transforming tool is also really nice to work with.

Michael Schumacher
over 12 years ago

For the records, GIMP participated in Summer of Code in 2006, 2008 and 2009:


Some of the projects are included in GIMP, some are still residing in their own branches in Git.

cdobrich rated this topic with 4/5
over 12 years ago

I'm very excited about this. I love the Gimp and I hope this produces some great results but even if it doesn't, it shows that Gimp is getting some great attention.

Jeff Ding rated this topic with 5/5
over 12 years ago

That's awesome. Now google is going to help with the development of gimp and will make it better than ever